Euroget De-Invest, an Egyptian capital investment company, has handed over refurbished work on a police station to the Kwabenya District Police Command in the Ga East Municipality in Accra.
The new police facility is located about two kilometres away from the site of the old police post at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC).
It was put up by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, in 2012 to help improve on the security in the area.
However, it was not fit for occupation until the Euroget group renovated it in the aftermath of the armed attack on the old Kwabenya Police Post that claimed the life of Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi on January 21 this year.
A brief ceremony was held last Friday, during which the Country Manager of Euroget, Mr Prince Armah, officially handed over the refurbished facility to the Kwabenya District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) James Asiedu.
Present at the event were the Administrative Manager of Euroget, Mr Baba Anaba, and other residents of Kwabenya.
Mr Armah said the gesture by the company was part of its corporate social responsibility to the host community.
He added that it was when citizens had the assurance of better security infrastructure and systems that they would feel safe to work to develop the country.
For his part, DSP Asiedu lauded Euroget for helping to renovate the police facility.
He noted that unlike the previous police post which was congested and lacked the capacity to accommodate more police officers, the new police station would boost the work of the officers in the Kwabenya Police Command.
However, he appealed to other corporate entities and organisations to help the police command complete the first and second floors of the two-storey facility.
DSP Asiedu also asked for more police officers to be assigned to the Kwabenya Police Command to help fight crime and secure lives.
“At the time the previous police post was set up at the GAEC area, the people were not many but now, the population has increased and the area continues to expand. This calls for more police officers and logistics to be able to contain the level of crime here,” he said.