Cape Coast, Dec. 16, GNA- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Nana Owusu Nsiah, on Thursday announced that the police administration has signed a contract with the State Housing Company (SHC) to put up houses for police personnel nationwide.
He said the government was also supporting the Service to rehabilitate and complete a number of housing projects, which were abandoned in 1978 for the Police.
Nana Owusu Nsiah was inaugurating 1.284 billion cedis three- storey building for senior police officers in the Cape Coast Municipality. The IGP expressed concern about the acute accommodation problem facing the service and appealed to landlords, estate developers and institutions to help solve the problem.
He expressed gratitude to the government for its commitment and financial support to complete some of the projects abandoned and announced that a programme has also been submitted to the government in respect of communication facilities, uniforms and vehicles.
Nana Owusu Nsiah appealed to police personnel to exercise restraint for their accommodation problem to be solved.
He urged the beneficiaries of the new flats to ensure that sanitary rules as well as sanitation regulations were strictly adhered to. He advised police personnel to raise their sanitation standards to a high level so that property owners "will be encouraged to release their building to us for rental".
Nana Owusu Nsiah congratulated all police personnel, security services, the media and political parties for making the general elections peaceful.
He however expressed concern about some disturbances in the Tamale Municipality after the elections and said a high-powered delegation has been sent there to investigate the matter.
He said the police would remain neutral and do its best to bring peace to the area and called on traditional rulers, politicians, religious leaders and other stakeholders to help in bringing peace to the north.
Nana Owusu Nsiah commended Ghanaians for comporting themselves well during and after the elections.
Mr Andrews Gyabaa, Commissioner of Police in-charge of technical and General Services also thanked the government for reactivating the abandoned projects.
Mr Williams Twumasi acting Regional Police Commander, said the region has 14 of the uncompleted project, which were started in 1978. He also acknowledged the numerous projects and facilities that the government was putting in place to raise the image of the Service, and tasked the officers to reciprocate the gesture by working harder.