CCMA recruits 52 city guards

By David Allan Paintsil

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) has recruited 52 new city guards to patrol the city to ensure law and order in the areas of tourism, traffic and disaster management, and development.

The guards were formally out-doored at a parade at the Cape Coast Victoria Park, where they put up an impressive performance.

In a speech read on her behalf by the Cape Coast Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Anthony Egyir Aikins, the Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa Doe, congratulated the recruits for going through the process, and admonished them to be honest in their duties.

According to her, the recruits would be on one year probation, and that anyone who would misconduct him or herself would be dismissed.

She said those who would be put in charge of tourist protection, must take into account that tourists returned to places where they were well catered for.

The Minister also touched on their human relations with people, and urged them to be highly disciplined in anything they do.

Nana Kwamena Nyimfa IX, Adontenhen of the Oguaa Traditional Area who chaired the function, said it was not easy for a country to attain middle-level income status, and that workers must strive hard to make Ghana a developed country.

The occasion was attended by immigration officers, Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) members, fire officers, and other members of the Regional Coordinating Council.

The overall best recruit award went to Boateng Antwi.
Pix: Mr. Anthony Egyir Aikins (3rd left) being escorted to inspect a parade formed by the CCMA City Guard Corps

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