The Central Regional Police Command has called on residents to assist the Ghana Police Service with credible information that would lead to the arrest of the criminals living among them.
The area grabbed the headlines after the murder of Anglican Primary School principal Asepetu at his Cape Coast home.
Regional Police Commander DCOP Habiba Twumasi Sarpong said providing information on suspicious characters and criminals in society will enable the police to carry out their duties effectively and efficiently.
The police commander who spoke during the handover of a police station built by the Church of Pentecost in Abrem Agona in the Center region, encouraged residents to play a watchdog role for help the police to work effectively.
DCOP Habiba Twumasi, while praising the Pentecostal Church for its support for police services, urged residents to play their part in fighting crime in the region.
“We are happy to be helped by the Church of Pentecost in building a police station for the people. We are committed to using this building for the purposes for which it was built. We will urge you to assist the police service with information that will lead to the arrest of criminals, ”she said.
The Pentecostal Church has indicated that it remains committed to providing social services in Ghanaian communities and that helping the security services carry out their duties is one of their programs.
The leader of the Cape Coast region of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Yaw, who spoke on behalf of the President of the Church of Pentecost was convinced that the project was not going to be the last thing the church would do in its willingness to support social services in the Ghanaian communities.
He says the Church of Pentecost, as part of its 2023 vision program and one of its primary goals, has decided to partner with government to provide social services where needed.
“One of the projects we have focused on is the police station and the posts. We believe that in communities that they do not exist, we will partner with the government to build such amenities. We can best spread the gospel where there is good security. Where there is no peace, our work as men and women of God would be affected, ”he said.
Abrem Agona chiefs cleared the land for the project, while the local government department head, who is from the community, is believed to have been instrumental in building the police station.
MCE for Komenda Municipality Edina Eguafo Abirem, Nana Appiah Korang, thanked the Pentecostal Church for showing the way.