The Inspector General Of Police, James Oppong Boanu represented by the former Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Of Police (COP) Nathan Kofi Boakye cut’s sod for the construction of a Divisional Police Command office in Ejura on Thursday 6th May 2021.
The event was ground- durbared in the forecourt of the Ejura Hene’s palace durbar ground with out-numbered dignitaries and traditional rulers and settlers of Ejura.
Speaking in the event, the Hon. Member of Parliament for Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Bawa Braimah expressed his enthusiasm for the decision taken to upgrade the Ejura District Police to a Divisional Police Command.
According to him, the crime rate in Ejura is now at its peak of high-rated criminality due to the increasing number of settlers. He made reference to an incident which happened five days ago, where two thieves were nabbed for the murder of an 80-year old man for the sake of a common fowl and prays that the law deals with the culprits as due.
The Hon. Member added that as a representative of the electorates in Parliament and a member of Defense and interior committee in the house, he would work within his powers to see the completion of the project.
He continued that individual efforts are required to see the dream project come to reality, urging the individual to do the least each one could to support as he pledged 200 bags of cement.
Barima Osei Hwedie, the Paramount chief of Ejura traditional council outlined that it has always been the vision of his council to ensure that the security of his subordinates is strong to enhance the peace and stability stay of settlers, so as to reduce the crime rate of his jurisdiction.
He added that acres of land had been allocated for the dream project.
According to the paramount chief, the crime rate within the jurisdiction of Ejura is always on the rise during dry season as herdsmen overshadows Ejura and it’s environs, disturbing public peace and optimistically, the assertion of divisional police command will increase the security system to reduce the crime rate in such times.
Barima urged the general public to involve in contributing to the said project as the council has set aside the token they receive from farmers to incept the project.
The traditional ruler hopes that the project is completed within a year time frame to effect the good news of upgrade in the security system of the municipality.
Ejura is now independent enough to have a divisional police command, said Cop Kofi Boakye, the Major towns Ejura Shares Border with, the talk of Nkoranza, Atebubu and Mampong have divisional police commands and now is the turn of Ejura to acquire the same.
The commissioner of police added that crime rate in the country is on the rise and there’s the need to embroid the spectrum of the security coast hence the craving need for a divisional police command in Ejura.
According to the C.O.P, the divisional blocks must be properly built and modern blocks of course because most at times buildings initiated for the security services are not proper enough to contain the modern police recruits and pleads for a modern block to enhance the freedom and peaceful stay of security officers.
He assessed that the initiation of a police division comes with a lot of benefits to the municipality as it could possibly force sekyedumase which is a station to become a district police office and Anyinasu as a station in that order which will surely increase the number of officers in the municipality.
Cop Kofi Boakye said security as a matter of fact is a shared responsibility and the individual must ensure the peace and safety of Ejura and the country as a whole as he pledged to support the project with 50 bags of cement.
He bemoaned that opinion leaders are the major reason crime rate is constantly on the rise as most opinion leaders and political party activists intervene for culprits to be discharged when found guilty of the law and warned opinion leaders to desist from such acts to allow the law to take it course.
He further pleaded that the project be completed at the stipulated time frame of one year to avoid the delay in divisional probe of security in Ejura and it’s environs.