Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to transfer ‘recalcitrant’ police officers who have been in the municipality for more than a year to serve as a deterrent to other officers whose conduct was against the service.
Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah Ponko who is the chairman of the Municipal Security Council(MUSEC) said he is unhappy about the conduct of some Police Officers in the area, hence his call on the IGP to transfer them.
“I wish to take this opportunity to put on record that as the head of the security in the municipality, I am not happy with the conduct of some of the policemen in the municipality. To this end I humbly appeal to the IGP to transfer all such officers who have been in the municipality for more than a year and bring new crop of officers to assist the municipal police command, he indicated.
Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye in his response said the Service will take action against Police Officers whose conduct was against the tenets of the Ghana Police Service.
The MCE made this call at a ceremony to inaugurate the Ejisu Divisional Command for Police in the area.
The facility which is the brainchild of the MCE and Chiefs of the area will assist the Police in their efforts to reduce criminal activities in Ejisu and its environs.
The Municipal Assembly is also constructing a three-storey building adjacent to the divisional command to provide residential accommodation for Police officers to assist them in their duties.
Honorable Yamoah Ponko since his assumption into office has collaborated with the Chiefs in the area to build police stations in areas such as; Domeabra, Onwe, Bonwire and Achinakrom all in the municipality.
He commended the Municipal and Regional Police commanders for their role in fighting crime not only in the Municipality but also the region as a whole.
“The Municipal Police Command which has been elevated to a Divisional status will contribute effectively in the maintenance of peace and security for orderly development,” he added
Mr Ponko who was full of praise for the Municipal Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Laar Baman for his hard work in curbing crime, advised other police officers to emulate his good works.
He further appealed to the IGP to post additional police officers to the municipality to augment the staffing position of the Police Command.
Fourteen (14) new motor-bikes were also presented to Police officers by some corporate bodies to assist them in their patrols.