The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga, has expressed profound dismay regarding the Ghana Police Service’s failure to occupy three recently constructed police posts within the region.
These new facilities were intended to function as strategic outposts for law enforcement, enabling rapid responses to incidents and maintaining a visible presence in communities. However, their intended purposes have been thwarted.
“It is disheartening to see these police posts sitting empty while our communities are in desperate need of protection. The purpose of constructing these facilities was to enhance security and promote peace within our municipality. Regrettably, we have yet to see the police service occupy them.”
Mr. Asanga conveyed this during a brief handover ceremony of the Bolgatanga Mechanical Workshop Complex near BOST on August 18th, 2023, as reported by A1 Radio.
The structures are distributed across the municipality, comprising the Sumburugu, Bolga-Sherigu, and Kalbeo-Tindonsobligo communities. In recent months, these communities have witnessed a surge in criminal incidents, including property theft. Despite the significant investment in constructing these police posts, they remain unoccupied, rendering residents susceptible to criminal activities.
The MCE has thus called upon the Ghana Police Service to promptly deploy personnel to these newly established posts, urging them to prioritize the safety and well-being of the municipality’s residents.
Meanwhile, the reasons behind the delay in occupying the police posts remain unknown, as efforts by A1 Radio to elicit a response from the Police command proved unsuccessful.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana