Inspector General of Police Mr. Daniel Asente-Appeatu has stated that, the Ghana Police Service will continue to deepen collaboration with all stakeholders to make Ghana a safe haven that promote business development.

Addressing a gathering in Tarkwa on Thursday during the handing over of a sixty bedroom barracks to the Tarkwa Divisional Police Command by Gold Fields Limited, Mr. Asente-Appeatu was emphatic that the refurbishment of the Tarkwa barracks falls in line with the transformation agenda of the Service which is against the backdrop of the Government’s 13 strategic objectives; and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 that places Peace, Justice, Accountability and inclusive institution at the core of sustainable development.

“With these two source of points of reference, the Ghana police he said has out-doored five key themes to create s synergy that will facilitate the process. These include Welfare of officers on ground, Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB), Community Policing, Criminal Investigation Department with information Technology as the main driver”, he added.

According to Mr. Asente-Appeatu Government alone over the years has struggled to meet the needs of the Police, “that is why the police administration appreciates the gesture of Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa for the massive refurbishment of the barracks single-handedly for Ghana Police Service”.

This the IGP said is a relief, not only to the personnel of the Tarkwa Divisional Headquarters but to the Ghana Police Service as a whole.

Built over 100 years ago, this is the first time the Tarkwa Police barracks has been refurbished through the benevolence of Goldfields Ghana, Tarkwa.

Briefing the IGP on works done so far, the deputy western regional police commander ACP Mr. Edmund Ohene Bosompim mentioned that the compound of the barracks which was virtually a waterlogged and a breeding grounds for reptiles and insects was graveled by Western Transport Services, AMS Ltd, MAXMASS and AngloGold Iduapriem -Tarkwa without any cost to the police service.

Putting figures to the renovation, the General Manager of Gold Fields Tarkwa Mine, Mr. Stephen Osei-Bempah mentioned that the renovation championed by the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation was at a cost of seven hundred and eighty-four thousand Ghana cedis (GHc784,028).

And work done included, changing of the roof, ceiling, modification of doors, windows, wood works, replacement of the entire electrical systems and painting.

“it’s our hope that our widows mite would contribute to the motivation of our gallant men and women of the Ghana Police, to do more in the challenging enterprise of fighting crime to ensure that we the residents of Tarkwa and its environs would continue to enjoy the peace we are enjoying”, he added.

Meanwhile the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Daniel Asente-Appeatu also cut-sod for the construction of a new divisional police headquarters building in Tarkwa.

The ultra-modern edifices which is ment to be the face of the Tarkwa divisional command will house the arms and ammunition, communication unit, conference room, district police station/ charge office among others.

The project which will soon kick start is expected to be completed within 12 to 18 months.

The Chief Executive Officer for GO International Mr. George Ofori told spicefmonline the project is estimated to cost about four million Ghana cedis.

Ama Boadiwa Morcher | Spicefmonline.com | Ghana