The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George has made a strong case for Ningo-Prampram to be elevated to the status of a Regional Police Command.
Making the appeal at an event to handover some motorcycles valued at 40,000 cedis to the Tema Regional Police Command, Mr George expressed optimism that it will make the police efficient and effective in their effort to fight and curb crime in the area which has seen an increase in violent attacks over the last few years.
“This [Ningo-Prampram] is arguably the fastest growing district in the country due to the high number of people moving from Accra to the outskirts of the town. Areas that some years ago were farmlands have been converted to residential areas. Despite the number of people moving in to settle here, there hasn’t been a growth in police numbers and logistics,” he said.
Explaining further, he added that the vastness of the Ningo-Prampram area warrants the elevation to ensure crime is kept under control.
“…that will be the prudent thing to do. Tema in itself is huge and the Tema region doesn’t just cover Tema, but covers Ashaiman, covers Kpone Katamanso and then covers all of this place all the way to Ada and all the way to Shai Osudoku. Would you want to free up Tema to focus on Tema Central and maybe all the way to Kpone and Ashaiman and then have Shai Osudoku, Ningo-Prampram and Ada which are fastly developing become a region on its own so that you are ahead of the crime curve. I think it is something the Police needs to consider very constructively and very quickly.’’
“We can’t afford to allow Kasoa to repeat itself here and we start chasing the crime curve, we have to always be ahead of the criminal elements. I know the police is looking at establishing a forward operating base at Ada just like the Military too. My plea is for the police to at least consider establishing theirs here considering the population boom here. We can support them to put it up, we have the resources so at least they should consider our request,” he pleaded.
Touching on the donation exercise, he added that: “In the last four years, this brings to twenty the number of motorbikes donated to the police and two pickups as part of my support to the police. Because of the capacity of the engines, these motorbikes cost us 40,000 cedis. This is not the end, within the next six months we’ll provide them with more logistics and also give them an office accommodation befitting of them since the existing one is an eyesore,” he added.
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