Mr. Alfred Amo Nyarko, a native of Tuobodom in the Techiman North District in the Brong-Ahafo Region, who currently resides in the United States of America and doubles as a contractor, has donated two bulletproof vests to support the Tuobodom police station fight crime in the area.
Giving the rationale behind the support for the police, Mr. Amo said he had executed government projects in Ghana, and noticed the risk policemen go through every day in their line of duty just to protect lives and properties in this country.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Techiman North, Peter Mensah, presented the items to the Station Officer on behalf of the District Police Commander, Superintendent Peter Yaw Sakyi.
He noted that the district needs individuals like Mr. Alfred Amo Nyarko to support in up lifting the district, and appreciated the kind gesture by the donor.
The Station Officer, Inspector Manasseh Obuobisa, thanked Mr. Amo Nyarko for his support and called on others for similar support.
He added that the station lacks essential equipment like pepper spray, shocker lights, and many others to help in crowd control in the district, and called for assistance in that regard.
Mr. Amo further stated that the police service needs protective equipment to enable them combat crime effectively, and to also stay alive for their families.
He emphasised that the government alone cannot provide all the needs of the various institutions, agencies and organisations, hence, the need for individuals, philanthropies, and benevolent organisations to support in building a better Ghana.
The District Police Commander asked the District Chief Executive to use his good office to lobby for more personnel for the district.
He noted that the personnel strength in the district was not encouraging, and further stated that as a District Police Station, all other units of the police service such as Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) must be added to the district to make it function effectively as a District Police Command.
He said the absence of the MTTD unit in the District makes work difficult, and pleaded with the DCE to support him in that direction by lobbying through the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to fast-track the creation of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) in the district.