The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejura-Sekyeredumasi Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Mohammud Bawah Braimah, has donated two motorbikes to the Ejura Police Command to augment their patrol vehicles to fight crime within the municipality and its environs..
According to him, the almost daily criminal attacks on residents, especially market women and farmers, by robbers in the area, were most disturbing and he would use every resource available to him to support the police to combat the menace.
He said there was no week passed without reports of incidents of armed robbery or criminal attacks on farmers on their farms or market women of their wares, especially those travelling to the Atebubu District for their trades.
Hon. Braimah made the donation during a short ceremony to commission a newly-constructed Ejura police station over the weekend.
Presenting the two motorbikes to the Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCOP Ken Yeboah, Hon. Braimah said it was his personal contribution to the effective and efficient running of the station towards providing the much needed security for the communities in the area
He pledged his full support to the Ghana Police Service to ward off crime, especially armed robbery and related offences in their operational area to boost socio-economic activities of the people.
The MP, who sounded very alarmed of criminal activities in the area, further called on the police to intensify their patrols on the Ejura-Atebubu highway to reduce the daily attacks on traders.
DCOP Ken Yeboah, who received the motorbikes on behalf of the IGP, thanked the MP for the donation, and hoped other individuals and corporate bodies would emulate the gesture.
He advised the youth to desist from political conflicts and other social vices that would affect their future, stating the police would not hesitate to effect their arrest when they join criminal gangs to foment trouble in the area.
The Regional Police Commander also lauded the chiefs and people of Ejura for their collaboration towards crime combating and expresse the hope that such cordiality would be maintained to help eradicate the canker.
He urged the residents to have faith in the police to handle issues professionally, and report crime or suspected persons as fight against crime is a collective responsibility.
The chief of Ejura, Nana Diasempa Antwi Obugyei II, also expressed thanks to Hon. Braimah and the police command, for the foresight to fight and clamp down on criminal activities in the area.
The new police station was originally housed the Ejura post office, but has been renovated into a police station by the Ejura Rural Bank after the building was left to the mercy of the weather following the dying of postal services in the area.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Felix Engsalige Nyaaba