Ho, Jan 13, GNA-The Volta Regional Command of the Police Service is to recruit artisans to help renovate and maintain Police buildings and other properties on regular basis.
The artisans would include masons, carpenters, electrical technicians, painters and plumbers.
Mr. Benard Dery, Volta Regional Police Commander announced this at the end-of-year party dubbed: WASSA, of the Police Training School and other units located within
the school. He said the decision would help maintain and prolong the life-span of infrastructure of the Service. He said the defunct Police Band at the school would also be revived with bandsmen now on general duties recalled. Mr. Dery, who pledged to improve professionalism within
his command this year also promised to beef up the dwindling strength of the Mobile Force based within the
Training school. He asked instructors to tackle the subject of community
policing with all seriousness, since it was crucial to crime
prevention. Mr Isaac Kwadwo Asante, Deputy Superintendent of
Police (DSP) commanding the unit commended Azar Paints
and Gemini Life Insurance Company (GLICO) for
contributing to renovations of buildings going on at the
training school. He said Azar provided paints at subsidized rates while
Gemini provided some funding. Mr Asante said reports on products of the school were
gratifying; noting none of the 150 recruits who entered and
passed out last year was withdrawn for bad conduct. He listed inadequate human resource, shortage of
accommodation, old and dangerous electrical fittings and
wirings as some of the pressing problems facing the school. The ceremony, which was attended, by wives and
families of officers and men is a frontline welfare policy of
the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to improve morale in
the Police Service.