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IGP warns of firm action against lawlessness and impunity

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Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. David Asante-Appeatu, has warned of firm and ruthless action against those who have chosen to be lawless.

He said reckless attacks on police stations and other criminal conduct would not be tolerated.

He was speaking at the inauguration of a police station that comes with residential accommodation for the officers, built at Ahwiaa in the Bekwai Municipality.

This together with a health centre had been gifted the community by a businessman, Mr. Derek Danso Afriyie, popularly known as “DD”, at a total cost of GH¢1.2 million.

The IGP said it was important for everybody to accept to get right with the law to sustain the nation on the path of peace.

He used the occasion to counsel officers of the police service to maintain high standards of professionalism and to be even-handed in the performance of their duties.

They should work hard and with total commitment and passion to make the society safe for all.

Mr. Asante-Appeatu called for the public to show good understanding, give strong support and to cooperate with the police.

He applauded Mr. Afriyie for the wonderful gesture and said there could be no doubt that the presence of the police in the area would help to prevent robbery attacks on travelers using the Kumasi-Obuasi road.

Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, reminded the police to ensure that the structures were properly maintained to keep them in good shape at all times.

He also asked the community to show ownership of the projects and said providing the people with adequate security protection, access to quality healthcare and education were major priorities on the government’s development agenda.

Mr. Afriyie invited other successful Ghanaians to give back to society the tremendous benefits received from it.

They should complement the government’s effort at making things better for the people, he added.

Nana Owusu Kwarteng III, the chief of Ahwiaa, said the gesture was a good example to everybody.

Present at the ceremony, were Commissioner of Police (COP) Frank Adu Poku, Director General (Services), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ken Yeboah, the Regional Commander, and his Deputy, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Osei Kwaku Ampofo-Duku.

Source: GNA

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