Regional News of Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Source: The Chronicle
Asokore Mampong, the capital of the newly-created Asokore Mampong Municipality, now has a modern police station, jointly built by Nananom and the Assembly at the cost of GH¢63,000.
The facility has been commissioned by the Ashanti Regional Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye, who commended Nana Boakye Ansah-Debrah, Chief of Asokore Mampong, for his able and visionary leadership role in giving a facelift to the municipality, by improving upon the living standards of his people, and the region at large.
DCOP Kofi Boakye indicated that the police administration alone could not afford the funding of building police stations, which calls for public and private support, as exhibited by Nana Boakye Ansah-Debrah, his elders, and the Assembly.
He pleaded with other chiefs in the region, and across the nation, to also emulate the shining example of the Asokore Mampong Chief and his people.
The Police Commander also commended Alhaji Nurudeen Hamidan, Municipal Chief Executive, and the Assembly for doing its part in making sure criminal activities in the area are brought down to the barest minimum, by training 50 members of the watchdog committee, who, he said, would join the police in patrolling the area to ensure the safety of residents.
Commander Boakye assured that people that the station would soon be upgraded into a District Headquarters to help clamp down on criminal activities.
Alhaji Nurudeen Hamidan lauded the Regional Commander for his visionary leadership, which, he said, had brought about improved discipline in the Police Service in the region.
Nana Boakye Ansah-Debrah commended the police boss for his determination to fight crime, and pleaded with him to make sure his personnel have accommodation close to the station, in order to respond in time when duty calls.
He urged the personnel to take good care of the facility, which, basically, belongs to nananom, to help the government and police administration in the fight against crime.