IGP calls on Personnel to exhibit professionalism
By Dora Akyaa Asare
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Paul Tawiah Quaye has called on personnel from the Ghana Police Service to exhibit professionalism and impartiality in whatever role they are assigned during the elections.
“You all know that the political campaign towards the December 2012 election have earnestly started and the security services especially the police would be required to do a lot to maintain the peace the country is enjoying,” he noted
He made the remark at the commissioning of a newly built Music theatre, named as ‘Paul Tawiah Quaye Music Theatre’ for the Police Band, at the Accra Police Band Headquarters.
The newly built Music Theatre has a big hall to accommodate more than two hundred personnel, music laboratory, library, band Master’s office and a recording studio.
Mr. Quaye noted that “until recently, the place where this edifice is located was a shed from which various groups of the band carried out their practice. They were subjected to all forms of weather conditions (rain, cold and heat) and were sometimes compelled to suspend practice when these conditions were in the extreme.”
“I believe this facility can contain more groups during your rehearsal periods, thus leading to the production of various melodious tunes that can always project the music department and the police Service in good light during state functions and other ceremonies.
”He entreated the personnel to maintain the edifice and the instruments to prolong its life span
The IGP further called on stakeholders, especially leaders of the various political parties, to advise their supporters to conduct themselves in a way that would not breach the peace of this country.
The Director of Music, DSP Godfred Arthur Tawiah, noted that the construction of the edifice, started a year ago by the personnel, through a promise of seed capital of two thousand Ghana cedis made by the IGP.
He said initially a structure which was put up about 87 years ago and was designed as a practising shed could contain only 25 personnel.
DSP Tawiah noted “it is our dream to affiliate this unit with permission from the Police Administration to the University of Ghana to study conducting, score reading, study of all wind instruments, as well as the practical and theory of Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music.”
As part of the program, some personnel, including Lance Corporal Agbolosoo, Lance Corporal Boateng, Lance Corporal Victor Doe, Lance Corporal Adjei, Constable Festus Owusu, Constable Peter Annor Addy and Constable Charles Abrokwah were acknowledged for their contribution towards the construction of the building.
The rest are Constable Isaac Appiah, Constable Stephen Tetteh, Applicant Andrew Amposah, Applicant Bernard Osaabo, Applicant Richardson Acquah and Applicant Frank Bekoe.
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