By Simmons Yussif Kewura
THE Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr. Samuel Sarpong, has lauded Mr. Kwame Asamoah Senyah, a businessman and philanthropist, for his contribution towards the maintenance of security in the Kumasi metropolis, and in Bremang in particular.
Mr. Senyah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a two-star hotel, Promising Stars Hotel at Bremang, singlehandedly constructed a police station for the Bremang community, which was last week inaugurated by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Kofi Opoku Manu, the Kumasi Mayor, Samuel Sarpong, and the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Patrick Timbillah.
The police station has a two-bedroom flat accommodation for the station officer, and six other rooms for police other ranks who would be assigned to the station.
According to Mr. Senyah, the accommodation provided in addition to the station was temporary, because of the government’s STX-Korea housing deal that would soon roll out.
The KMA boss stated that the role played by Mr. Senyah was very enormous, because he had supplemented the efforts of the KMA in providing security for the people of Kumasi.
He described the provision of the police station as a very positive one, since it has giving credence to the support of private sector to national development, adding, “It would go a long way to address the security needs of the people in Bremang and its environs, to carry on their businesses successfully, without fear.”
The KMA boss was happy about the proximity of the police station, as the habitants would not make any long journeys to make their cases to the police, and even critically, seek the help of the police in times of armed robbery.
Mr. Sarpong disclosed that the KMA had in its programme the provision of police posts it its sub-metros, to ensure security for the people of Kumasi, and for that matter, said the lead taken by Mr. Senyah deserved recommendation.
According to him, although the KMA’s desire for the laudable idea of supporting the security services for security in the city was facing challenges such as accommodation – both office and residential, as well as vehicles and other logistics.
He said these challenges tend to negatively affect the smooth operations of the security services, especially, in this era where crime is on the increase.
Mr. Sarpong charged police officers to be deployed to the station to be committed and dedicated and provide the required security for the Bremang community, urging them to act swiftly on cases reported to them.
He advised them to keep the facility neat and ensure the proper maintenance of the station.