The Adabraka District Police command has began work on a new district headquarters building in order to create a conducive environment for effective policing and proper handling of clients.

In her speech, the District Commander of Adabraka, Chief Superintendent/Mrs Edith V. Gaanu, acknowledged that the purpose of the structure is in tandem with the vision of the Ghana Police Service which seeks to be a world-class Police Service capable of delivering planned, democratic, protective and peaceful services up to standards of international best practices.

According to her, inadequate Police structures to carry out its mandate judiciously is inimical to the actualisation of becoming a world class Police, hence the call for the new structure.

She used the opportunity to passionately appeal to the public and other stakeholders, most especially the Atukpai Mantse of Adabraka, on whose lap the Adabraka Police station sits and also the Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin, who is a senior member of Adabraka Community, to come and support the project which will enable the Police to partner with the community in a better way.

The facility, which is expected to be completed in 2020, would be used as the district headquarters which will be separated from the station and will accommodate the district officer, crime officer, the district CID and the secretariat known in the Police service as orderly room. “Separating the district from the station will avail space originally occupied by the district for the use of the station CID and also the Inspector supervising the station,” she said.

Representing the Accra Regional Police Commander, the Director of Legal and Prosecution, Accra Region, ACP/Ms. Lydia Donkor, remarks that transforming any organisation does not only require orienting its people towards change but also an entirely different level of effectiveness and confidence is achieved when the people work from improved and modernized structures.

“It is important that facilities within which we work for the interest of humanity are accommodating enough to welcome people who need the services of the Police and those who render these services,” she stressed.

An amount of Eighteen Thousand, Seven-Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH₵18,700.00) was realized in fundraising to support the good gesture.

The chairman of the block-laying ceremony, Mr. Ebenezer Holm Grates, Sales and Marketing Manager of East Cantonments Pharmacy, acknowledged the effort of all stakeholders who have assisted them in diverse ways to start the foundation of the project up to its current state and also thanked them for contributing to initiating the project.  “Until the project is complete we cannot be complacent, hence we would continue to depend on your continuous support until the end of the project,” he urged.

The district command was charged to use the fund raised judiciously and expedite works on the project towards a successful completion even before the targeted date.

Amongst those who contributed to the project were the MCE for the area, Police officers, East Cantonments Pharmacy, the religious bodies, individuals and other corporate bodies.