Aboadze (W/R), Dec 14, GNA- The Takoradi International Company (TICO/TAQA), a power distribution company in the Shama District of the Western Region, has handed over a fully-furnished Police checkpoint to the Ghana Police Service (GPS).
The checkpoint is expected to enhance the security and safeguard the lives and property of the power distribution companies in the two communities.
At a ceremony to hand over the facility, Mr Ernest Kofi Osafo, General Manager of Tico, said safety and security were paramount and fundamental to the well-being of every individual, hence the decision to support the Police to effectively provide security to the people in the two communities.
He said the increased police presence in the communities would deter people from engaging in criminal activities and create a haven for people to go about their duties without fear.
Mr Osafo encouraged the Police to professionally discharge their duties to create a serene atmosphere where the vulnerable would not be intimidated.
He commended the police for their significant role in maintaining law and order and pledged the company’s commitment to construct a befitting Police Station in the area.
Mr Stephen Asoah, Safety and Security Manager of TICO, emphasized that the security and safety of the people in the power enclave remained important.
In that regard, he said the company would collaborate with the Volta River Authority (VRA) to ensure that the power enclave was free from criminal activities.
DSP Atta Yeboah Ntoree, the Shama District Police Commander, said the checkpoint would create a safe environment for the personnel to embark on their normal duties without fear.
He said security was a shared responsibility that required collaborative efforts from stakeholders.
DSP Yeboah Ntoree said the Police would work in line with best Policing standards and professionally discharge their duties to protect the people and the power distribution companies in the two communities.
Mr Ebenezer Dadzie, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Shama, underscored the need to protect the hard-earned peaceful coexistence in the power enclave for improved socio-economic activities.
He described the Police checkpoint as apt and one which would give an impetus to the security and safety measures taken by the Assembly to address its security challenges.
Mr Dadzie appealed to the power distribution companies to consider the need to fix street lights along the Inchaban- Aboadze-Abuesi stretch to wean the passengers from unnecessary prey and accidents.
Mr Jacob Brown Yawson, the Plant Manager for Volta River Authority (VRA), spoke about the benefits of the security checkpoint and said it would harmonize the relationship between the companies and the communities.
Mr Isaac Arhin, a representative of the Chief of Aboadze, expressed appreciation to the management of TICO/TAQA for the continuous assistance to the two communities.
Source: Ghana News Agency