kofi boakye

DCOP Kofi Boakye 

Chiefs in the Western Region used their recent meeting with President John Dramani Mahama at the Regional House of Chiefs in Sekondi to shower tons of praises on the immediate past Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye.

The traditional rulers in the region commended Kofi Boakye for the different roles he played in ensuring reduction in reported crimes in the region during the brief period he stayed in the area as the regional commander.

Prior to the coming of DCOP Kofi Boakye to the Western Region, the regional police headquarters was in dire need of facelift.

The nature of the regional police headquarters in Sekondi offered easy infiltration of hawkers and stray animals into the area.

Within the 10 months he served as Regional Police Commander, DCOP Boakye built a guard house and fixed a metal gate at the entrance of the regional headquarters.

He also ensured that all the floors of the various offices within the command were tiled.

He also started the construction of fence wall around the headquarters and repainted the buildings.

When he took office as the Western Regional Police Commander, Kofi Boakye collaborated with other stakeholders to bring the crime rates in the region to the barest minimum, and made the area most peaceful and attractive.

Under his command, the region recorded significant reduction in criminal activities. For instance, in 2012, a total of 24,525 crimes were reported as against 17,957 cases in 2013.

Nana Kwesi Agyeman IX, Omanhene of Dixcove Traditional Area and the Vice President of the Regional House of Chiefs on behalf of the traditional leaders praised Kofi Boakye for instilling discipline in the police service in the region.

He was hopeful that DCOP Kofi Boakye would succeed as the new Ashanti Regional Police Commander.

Nana Kwesi Agyemang expressed frustration with the activities of oil companies, saying their source of livelihood, fishing, was being destroyed.

The Vice President of the Western Regional House of Chief told President Mahama that fishermen in the area no longer caught enough fish when they went fishing.

The President stressed the need for the people in the region to prepare adequately and position themselves and take advantage of industries and companies that were being established in the region to better their lots.

The President noted that even though the country was going through some challenges, there was hope that very soon, the economy would get better.

From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi

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