Volta Region records reduction in crime

Ghana PoliceThe Volta Region recorded a total of 13,620 criminal cases in 2012 as against 12,265 in 2011, Mr Alex Bedie, Volta Regional Police Commander announced on Thursday.

He described the reduction in the crime rate as “significant.”

Mr Bedie said this at a West Africa Security Services Activities (WASSA) celebration for the police in Ho.

He attributed the success to collaboration among security services and some measures by the Regional Police Command towards crime reduction.

Mr Bedie commended policemen in the Region for their commitment to duty, especially during the December general elections.

He also praised them for the professional manner they managed the Kokomba-Nawuri conflict and the Hohoe communal clashes.

Mr Bedie mentioned highway robberies, narcotic, rape and defilement and murder as the prevalent cases in the Region and called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders towards addressing those challenges.

“It appears sexual cases are becoming too many with us here. We are leading in sexual related cases and I think we have to put in more measures to protect our girls and women,” Mr Bedie said.

Reverend Francis Akey of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana commended the police in the Region for ensuring that peace prevailed before, during and after the December general elections.

Mr Peter Gakpey, Manager of Stanbic Bank, Ho, said urged the policemen to remain committed to their work and be professional in carrying out their duties.

Personnel of the service and invited guests were entertained by the Police Band to mark the day.

Source: GNA

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