Nkwatia-Kwahu (E/R), March 28, GNA - The Nkwatia Development Association, has constructed an GH¢ 800,000.00 modern police station at Nkwatia, in the Kwahu East District to help reduce the crime rate in the area and also ensure adequate security for the people.
The police station comprises a charge office, station master's office, male and female cells and two boys and girls juvenile cells including a water closet place of convenience with a borehole to provide adequate water for the station.
The Chairman of the Association, Mr Robert Dwamena, said the Association, which is made up of local citizens and those staying outside the community, was constructing a bungalow for the station officer.
The police station, which started a year ago, was financed from contributions from the members of the association, some individuals, businesses and corporate organizations own by people from the area in Accra.
Inaugurating the police station on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of Operations of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP), Christian Teteh Yohonu said, it was the wish of the police service to extend police services to all communities to ensure adequate security to the country's population, but they were limited by resources.
He therefore called on communities, the assemblies, individuals and organizations to construct police stations and barracks for the police administration to post more personnel to the communities to control crime.
Mr Yohonu urged the public to be cautious of the terrorist activities all over the world and educate their children to avoid taking valuable items such as mobile phones and purse containing money on the grounds as they could be explosives.
He said the IGP had formed national, regional and district security task forces throughout the country to ensure a peaceful election in the forthcoming general election.
Mr Yohonu commended the Association for putting up the police station and advised the police officers who would occupy it to ensure regular maintenance of the facility.
The Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah donated 100 bags of cement and GH¢ 10,000.00 for the construction of the station officers bungalow.