IGP tours Ashanti Region

The Inspector-General of Police. Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, accompanied by his Director-General Operations, COP/Mr. George Mensah, DCOP Mr. Kwasi Mensah Duku-Ashanti Regional Commander, DCOP Mr. Adu Anim- Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander, Chief Superintendent Mr. Francis Nchor, the Chief Staff Officer and others have toured the Ashanti Region on Thursday 11th April 2019, to interact with Police Officers in the region.

The IGP visited Mampong Ashanti Police Division, where he was received by the Mampong Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Mr. Wisdom Lavoe, who enumerated the challenges facing the Division including inadequate manpower, logistics and vehicles in his welcome address.
IGP assured Police Officers in the Division that the Police Administration will do whatever it can within its powers to solve the challenges they are facing.

He also commended the officers for their dedication to work in spite of the challenges and how vast the division is. He further encouraged the officers to work to contribute to the realization of the vision of the Ghana Police Service to becoming a world-class Police organization.

IGP and his team also inspected some robbery prone areas and Police checkpoints on the main Mampong – Ejura Highway, Ejura- Aframso scarp and others.
IGP also paid a courtesy call on the chiefs and people of Mampong Traditional Area, Nananom of Ejura Traditional Council and Nananom of Sekyedumase.

At Mampong, Gyaasehene Nana Boakye Yiadom Atonsa who spoke on behalf of the Mampong Paramount Chief Daasebre Osei Bonus II, bemoaned the spate of armed robbery within the Mampong municipality and appealed to the IGP to augment the strength and logistics of officers to enhance effective crime combat within the municipality.

At Ejura, Nananom were led by Nana Sarfo Kantanka Okofrobour and at Sekyedumase Nananom were led by Nana Agyapa II, Krontihene of Sekyedumase, all of whom highlighted challenges of police in their areas as lack of personnel, vehicles and logistics.

IGP assured Nananom and the police officers that the Police Administration will work hard to increase staff strength, provide and other logistics needed for the effective functioning of the police in the area.