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The Wa West District of the Upper West Region has no police patrol vehicle to undertake its operations despite being a border district between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

The two police stations which were reopened in the district due to the high level of crime in the area, are yet to have an official vehicle to ensure an effective policing.

Although Wa West is considered the gateway to the Upper West Region and Burkina Faso,  security in the area is not the best.

With a booming trading activity as a border community, the district is also yet to have a bank for business activities.

As a result, the Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Yileh Chireh, through his common fund, has constructed a facility for any bank willing to operate in the district but none has developed interest yet.

There have been several cases of attacks on traders and commuters.

Earlier this year, the Wa West District Assembly re-opened the Dorimon Police Station which was burnt down by an angry mob in the late 80s, and also refurbished the Wechiu Police Station to ensure security in the district.

The Wa West District Assembly has so  far donated two motorbikes to the District Police Command to help patrol the district while they look forward for a police.

The assembly also presented a desktop computer, street lamps and waste bins to the police station.

The Wa West District Chief Executive, Adamu Dassana, has appealed to the police command to exercise restraint as there are plans to offer them a vehicle.

The Wa West District Police commander, ASP Wisdom Kobla Kogo, thanked the assembly for the gesture  but reiterated the need for a police patrol vehicle to be made avai9lable to them on time.

Source:Yakubu Abdul Gafur , tv3network.com

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