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The Assin South District Assembly has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to make conscious efforts to increase the number of police stations in the area to ensure law and order.

This, they said would ensure peace and security and pave way for socio-economic development.

Making the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Derrick Owusu Ambrose, the District Chief Executive (DCE) said the number of police stations and personnel in the district were inadequate to stem the insurgence of robbery and economic crimes in the area.

According to him, the entire district had only 4 police stations in Assin Akrofuom, Manso, Darmang, and Nyankomasi all operating under distressed conditions to effectively respond to emergencies especially in far-reaching villages and hamlets.

The predominantly rural and deprived district, has a population of 104,244 made up of 53,308 female (51.1percent) compared to 50,936 males of 48.9 percent.

It shared political and administrative boundaries with the Assin North Municipality in the north, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese and Mfantseman in the south, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa and Ajumako-Enyan-Assiam in the east and Twifo-Heman-Lower Denkyira in the west.

The DCE further stated that the Assembly was closely working with some traditional leaders in communities such as Jakai, Kruwa, Homaho and Onwa to assist with litigation free lands to enable the government setup police post to beef up security.

He expressed the Assembly’s commitment to work with all stakeholders to provide the needed temporary security facilities for people to go about their normal duties without fear

In addition, he indicated that government remained resolute and would complete the stalled district police headquarters project to facilitate its administrative duties.

He said Article 200 of the 1992 Constitution clearly spelt out the mandate of the Ghana Police Service which should be equipped and maintained to perform its traditional role of maintaining law and order.

He called for a productive partnership between the Service and the business community based on mutual cooperation, respect and understanding of the strategic roles both the Police and businesses play in promoting the overall national agenda.

“The police need the support and collaboration of the general public in the fight against crime and in making our cities, towns and villages safer and more peaceful” he noted…

He said it was no secret that most crimes committed were visible to the public and if members of the public who, witnessed such incidents pass on the information to the police, the security agencies would deal with them.

Mr Ambrose admonished all spirited citizens and corporate bodies in the area to support the police to carry out its duties.
He commended Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Okyere Andam, the District Police Commander and security agencies in the area for their hard work.
GNA/Newsghana.com.gh

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