The Regent of Ashaiman, Nii Annang Adzor, has called for massive support to enable the Ashaiman Divisional Police Command to work effectively.
Speaking on last year’s donation and inspection of a double-cabin Toyota Hilux pickup vehicle and four APSONIC motorbikes in Ashaiman yesterday, the Regent called for a collaborative agenda aimed at supporting the police service in whatever way possible.
The Regent’s Foundation, Nii Annan Adzor Foundation, and a group of businessmen within the Ashaiman Municipality, last year donated a double-cabin Toyota Hilux pickup vehicle and four APSONIC motorbikes, worth GH₵104,000, to enhance police visibility in Ashaiman and beyond.
The gesture was aimed at assisting the Ashaiman Divisional Police Command in operating effectively without any form of hindrance whatsoever.
He stressed that the role played by police officers in Ashaiman and, by extension, Ghana is par excellence. He therefore urged citizens to support the police in the fight against crime at all times.
As part of efforts to ensure that maintenance culture is held in high regard, the chief inspected the double-cabin Toyota Hilux pickup and four APSONIC motorcycles.
Nii Adzor said the inspection was a step in the right direction, adding “it will help find out some of the things the police might need in the months ahead”. He noted that when donations are done, they should not end there, as a constant monitoring mechanism will aid in the longevity of the items donated.
“As we follow up to inspect the vehicles we gave to Ashaiman Divisional Police Command and the motorbikes, we will be accurately informed on the true state of affairs. This gift was made in December of 2021.
“It’s been a year, so following up to see the conditions of the cars and the motorbikes was a good experience, and I must commend the Ashaiman Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Adu Kwadwo Baidu, for seeing to the proper maintenance of the pickup and the motorbikes,” he indicated.
The Regent also indicated that the country is currently in difficult times and that the government cannot possibly meet all of the country’s developmental needs. Consequently, he charged the entire citizenry assist in helping build a prosperous nation for all.
“We know that the government cannot do it all alone. It is, therefore, incumbent on us as citizens to help the government by augmenting their efforts to bring security to the doorsteps of the citizenry. It is our civil responsibility to contribute to the success stories of the police service, thereby motivating them to serve us better,” he stressed.
Nii Adzor added that: “We sometimes hear in the news about robberies and the police allegedly being late due to vehicle breakdowns, inadequate vehicles and motorbikes for their operations, and other equally important logistical needs”.
“I would want to stress that government alone cannot do it. In areas where the roads are impassable, the bikes must be there to serve the security needs of the people. This will help in the fight against crime because logistics issues will be addressed,” he noted.
Nii Adzor stressed the need for community engagement to educate people about the operations of the police. According to him, the public’s negative perception of the Service can be reversed if proper education on their role in the community is provided.
For his part, Chief Superintendent Adu thanked the Regent of Ashaiman for the gesture.
“I believe the gesture has been helpful in the fight against crime in this Division. We are thankful to the Regent, Nii Annang Adzor, for thinking about the security needs of Ashaiman, and donating to that effect exactly a year ago,” he stated.