The Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dep. IGP), Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh on Friday, 2nd November 2018 paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa at the Residency, Ho.

At the meeting, the Hon. Minister expressed his happiness about the visit and stated that the Volta Regional Co-ordinating Council was enjoying maximum co-operation from the police in ensuring the safety of people and properties in the region.

He appreciated the police for their good work which has immensely contributed to peace the region is enjoying.

In addition, the Hon. Minister praised the Dep. IGP for his decision to visit the Alavanyo-Nkonya areas, which has experienced some disturbances in the past, but is currently relatively stable. He indicated that the Volta Regional Co-ordinating Council and government are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that a long lasting peace returns to Alavanyo and Nkonya.

Furthermore, the Hon. Minister expressed his happiness that government under the leadership of his Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo was giving the necessary logistical support to the Ghana Police Service.

He, however, bemoaned the situation where some people give false alarm or information to the police administration in Accra which triggers the transfer of some officers. He, therefore, appealed to the IGP to ensure that such alarms and information are crosschecked before any other action is taken.

The Dep. IGP on his part expressed his happiness for being in the region and indicated that the region was the first he was visiting as he embarked on his regional tour of the country.

He relayed the appreciation of the IGP to the Hon. Regional Minister for the support the police receive in the region. Consequently, he assured the Hon. Minister that the Police Administration would ensure that the region is crime-free.

He then appealed to the Hon. Minister not to hesitate in calling the Regional Commander of Police should he find that the police in the region are not living up to expectation in the performance of their duties.

He used the opportunity to acknowledge the collaboration that exists between the police and the military in the region and concluded by assuring the Hon. Minister that the region shall get its fair share of any logistical support the government provides the Ghana Police Service.

Accompanying the Dep. IGP were the Regional Police Commander DCOP Ebenezer Doku, the Regional Crime Officer, C/Supt. Wonder Dogbevia and the other police officers.

The Hon. Deputy Volta Regional Minister Mr. Maxwell Quophy Blagodzi, and the Rear Commander of the 66 Artillary Regiment, Maj. E.S Appiah were present at the meeting.

Public Relations Unit