Godfred A. Polkuu, GNA
Jan. 21, GNA – The Paramount Chief of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri Naa
Bohugu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, has appealed to Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of
the Interior to post more Police Personnel to the Region to fight the
increasing rate of armed robbery.
He said as a new
Region, there was the need to increase the number of Police Personnel for
residents to go about their daily activities peacefully.
“There is also the
need for empowerment, if you bring them with only sticks, that will not help,”
the Nayiri said through an interpreter when the Minister paid a courtesy call
on him at his palace on Monday.
The Nayiri said the
Personnel should be empowered with the needed equipment to fight crime because
their presence without the necessary vehicles and weapons among others would
defeat their purpose in the Region.
Mr Dery, who was
accompanied by Mr Solomon Namliit Boar, the North East Regional Minister and
some top Officials from his Ministry and Senior Security Officers, was in the
Region for a day’s working visit.
The visit, which was
part of his tour of the newly created Regions, was to afford the Minister the
opportunity to interact with Officers under his Ministry and to get first-hand
information about their challenges in the area.
The Chief’s call
came on the backdrop of two reported armed robbery cases in the Region since
the year began, “I am appealing to you to make sure that we have adequate Police
personnel to enjoy our peace,” the Nayiri said.
Mr Dery commended
the Nayiri for the role he and other Chiefs played to bring peace to Dagbon and
appealed for his support to the Regional Minister to ensure peace in the
“We need to send
more Police men here, and that is why we should appreciate the increased
recruitments to the Security agencies. We need more vehicles here to enhance
the patrolling capacity.”
He said the Nayiri’s
appeal was an indication that “He appreciates the needs of his people and the
least we can do is to work to make sure that we meet his request, it is a
matter of concern that we will work on.”
He said more Police
Stations would be established and explained that “when the Police stations are
close to each other it is easy for us to continue to patrol more effectively.”