Kintampo (B/A), Oct. 13 GNA – Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) on Thursday commended the Police in Brong-Ahafo Region in their fight against armed robbery.
He said the Techiman-Kintampo-Buipe highway was a leading highway robbery area but situation has been brought under control because of good and prudent measures instituted by the Police administration.
Mr Quaye made the commendation in an address read for him at the inauguration of a new District Police headquarters built by the Kintampo Municipal Assembly from its District Assembly Common Fund.
The one-storey building has offices for the District Commander, District CID, Community Police and Court office, Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU), cells for men and women.
Mr Quaye said Kintampo was also noted for unlawful break-ins, stealing and other crimes which the Police alone could not handle without the cooperation of the people in the Municipality and called for the creation of neighbourhood watch committees to complement the efforts of the Police.
He appealed to Landlords and Landladies in the area to make houses available to the Police for renting to make the establishment of DOVVSU a reality and also increase the number of Police personnel in the area.
The IGP charged the Police to play a neutral and pro-active role to ensure that the election 2012 passed off peacefully.
Alhaji Alhassan Seidu Harrison, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) said the maintenance of security in the Municipality could neither be the sole responsibility of the government nor the Assembly and called for a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure peace in the area.