General News of Fri, 16 Jan 20041
IGP opens Computer centre for police
Accra, Jan 16, GNA- Mrs Elizabeth Mills Robertson, Deputy Inspector General of Police (D/IGP) on Friday inaugurated a 260 million-cedis facility to house a computer room and a canteen for police personnel in the Greater Accra Region at the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Service.
The facility named after the IGP, as "Nana Owusu Nsiah Centre" was made possible through the ingenuity of the MTTU with the support of benevolent organization and individuals.
In a speech read for him by Mrs Robertson, Nana Nsiah praised the effort of the Unit and said, " They have been so innovative as to be able to conceptualise and convert dilapidated old wooden structure which housed all sorts of unwanted objects into a neat, decent and hygienic premises."
Singling out Mr. Victor Tandor, Commanding Officer of the Unit, the IGP said he had proved the right saying, "great inventions begin with an idea, and also that out of resourcefulness comes riches". He said, "This is the type of officers the Police Service is always proud to have, the officers who will not just be pessimistic and bemoan the "no money" syndrome, but will rather have the optimism to effect changes for the better," he said.
Nana Nsiah repeated the call to personnel to always remember to act like the Inspector-General of Police wherever they found themselves working.
He also called on all Commanders of other units to emulate Mr Tandor, adding "In fact I am particular happy to note that the Accra Regional Commander also took the initiative and turned an abandoned room into a posh conference centre".
He thanked the organizations and individuals that supported the project and said their gesture was a clear demonstration of good police-public cooperation, which enabled the Police, to improve upon their performance.
The IGP said the Police Administration was very determined to ensure that, that relationship worked and was improved upon. Mr. Tandor said the Centre, apart from the Computer room and the Canteen, also has a garage and a washroom, was named after the IGP because of his immense encouragement, inspirational and moral support, to the personnel in general and the unit in particular.
He appealed to the IGP to provide them with a Matron and help subsidize the running cost of the centre.
Mr Tandor again called on other organizations to assist them with computers and accessories to enable the Unit collate and analyse information on accidents and road safety throughout the country.