From William N-lanjerborr Jalulah, Navrongo
THE LATE General Police Lance Corporal George Ananga, who met his untimely death while on duty on the Takoradi-Accra highway, was on Saturday, November 13, laid to rest at Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana East District of the Upper East Region.
In a tribute, the Upper East Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bright Oduro, said on October 3, 2010, the late Lance Coporal and his colleagues were assigned to man a checkpoint, where he was knocked down and killed by a vehicle while on duty.
Born on December 19, 1977 at Navrongo, Mr. Ananga was enlisted into the Ghana Police Service on December 19, 2003, and successfully graduated from the Takoradi Police Training School on July 16, 2004, as a Constable Class (II).
His first station was Axim in the Western Region, before he was later transferred to the Rapid Deployment Force, Takoradi, in 2008.
Mr. Oduro said the late officer was promoted to the rank of Police Lance Corporal on January 1, 2009, and described him as affable, courteous, hard working, and very affectionate to his colleagues, superiors, and all who came into contact with him.
On behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Paul Tawiah Quaye and the Police Administration, Mr. Oduro extended condolences to the bereaved family, and prayed that they stand strong even in trying times.
Present at the funeral were the Director General of Welfare, DCOP/Mr. Ofosu-Mensah Gyeabour, Director General of Operations, DCOP/Mr. Boi-Bi-Boi, Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP/Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, and an elder brother of the deceased, WO1 Anaga John. The late Ananga left behind a wife and two children.
The on-leave Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo, who also comes from the area, regretted that the late officer died while on duty, but encouraged others to be strong and professional in the course of duty.