Police officers in the Volta Region have been commended for their hard work which has contributed in making the region one of the most peaceful in the country.
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, who joined the Volta Regional Police Command at this year’s West African Security Services Association (WASSA) get together, stated that the police in the region over the years had carried out their responsibilities in a professional manner which had helped the region to record a low crime rate.
According to him, despite the challenges they faced in their work, their commitment in protecting lives and properties in the region was remarkable and, therefore, must be commended.
“The people of Volta Region thank you for your support and the security you provide them on a daily basis to go about their daily activities in peace,” he said.
He gave an assurance of the government’s commitment to resolve challenges affecting their work and to do everything possible to equip the police service to carry out their functions in a professional manner.
WASSA is an annual activity by the police and other security agencies where a day is set aside for retrospection and introspection of the immediate past year and to plan for the year ahead.
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It is also a merry making period for the personnel of the security services.
In his speech, the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Edward Oduro-Kwarteng, corroborated that the crime rate in the region had significantly reduced, although a few criminal activities were recorded in recent times.
The police, he said, had upped their game that had led to the arrest of some persons engaged in criminal activities in the region.
He disclosed that 29 foreigners, mostly Nigerians, who were engaged in cybercrime in the region, were recently arrested and handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service for deportation.
Also, through the efforts of the police, two other armed robbers who attacked a mobile money vendor in Ho had been prosecuted and jailed 16 years each in hard labour.
Mr Oduro-Kwarteng expressed concern over the increase in motor accidents, especially in relation to tricycles and motorbikes.
The regional commander commended some philanthropists, who over the years, had provided resources to the police service and appealed to others to offer similar support since according to him, "Policing is a shared responsibility".