As part of the ongoing series on police community engagement, the Nima Division Police Headquarters met with the Ayawaso Zongo Chiefs Council to discuss security issues and how the two bodies can work together. to reduce crime in the Nima area.
Present at the ceremony were Alhaji Imoro Baba Issah, President of the Ayawaso Council of Zongo Chiefs, Deputy Secretary Alhaji Seidu Louis, Secretary Alhaji Abdul Razak Mawuko, Deputy Secretary Alhaji Karmaldeen Salim, Organizer Alhaji Abdul Mumuni Issaka, Vice Organizer Alhaji Mahmud Swalah and Fifteen (15) other Council members.
Nima Division Chief Superintendent Eric Asamoah Asiedu also led a team of police officers, including Division Crime Officer Superintendent Kwadwo Appiah, Nima District Commander, and Chief Superintendent Maxwell Agyemang, the superintendent of the commander of the Kotobabi district Augustina Enti and the commander of the Dovvsu ASP division Mavis Adjei.
Chief Superintendent Aseidu addressed the Zongo chiefs explained the policy of the current police administration to involve the public and stakeholders in each community.
He said this police administration initiative aims to bridge the gap between the community and the police force to prevent crime and work collaboratively to reduce fear of crime.
The Divisional commander complained about the growing number of drug addicts in the area among the youth, and urged the leaders to help the Police to curb the menace.
“The same boys involved in drugs are often recruited into land guard activities by their peers, while others often seen handling deadly weapons.”
He then appealed to the Zongo chiefs to help develop Nima Police force to a remarkable standard. Nima District Commander, Division Investigative Officer, Kotobabi District Commander and Division DOVVSU Coordinator took turns addressing issues related to national security, threat alerts, terrorism, use of weapons during ceremonies, obstacle to investigations and internal security issues bordered on violence.
Alhaji Imoro Baba Issah, Chairman of the Ayawaso Council of Zongo Chiefs, thanked the division command and his team for reaching out to them and listening to their problems and concerns.
He called for continuous cooperation between the police and local residents in fighting criminal activity in the area.