Three Police Officers stationed at Assin Awisem in Assin Central Constituency under the Assin District Police Command have contributed to renovate the town’s dilapidated police station.
The Police Station, which was constructed several years ago, had suffered neglect, with most of its facilities in a decrepit state. Residents even described the police station as an eyesore.
But now, the station is wearing a new look after the three Officers gave it a facelift.
Emmanuel Donkoh, a Sergeant of Police, G/Cpl. Charles Darko and L/Cpl Frank Nyadanu who were posted to the village several years ago, recently embarked on the renovation of the Police Station of the town with contribution from their meager salary.
Speaking exclusively to The Hawk News, Sergeant Donkoh, explained how he and his two colleagues were able to achieve the feat.
His words: “At first, it looked impossible but with personal efforts and commitment, we were able to sustain the challenges.
The Hawk News gathered that a chunk of the financial burden fell on the Officers, but he said: “We are grateful to Almighty God that we achieved our target of giving a facelift to the police station.”
On why they decided to embark on such a project that should be the responsibility of the Local Government, Emmanuel said, as a trained security officers, they are aware that those fighting crime needed a conducive environment.
“I want to state that the motive is to support government’s efforts in all ramifications. My men and I will continue to do what we can to make the town crime-free,” he said.
Sergeant Donkoh told The Hawk News that the people of Assin Awisem were law-abiding citizens, whose road network is in a very bad state.
His words: “Permit me to appreciate the entire people of Assin Awisem who, directly or indirectly, contributed immensely to ensure that the renovation became a reality.
He described the feat as a memorable one in their life and pledged their loyalty to the Ghana Police Service.
“It is the job that gives me joy. My happiness is being a policeman,” he said.
The traditional ruler of the town said the commitment of the police officers is worthy of emulation.
Speaking with The Hawk in his palace, the community leader acknowledged that the police station had been uninhabitable for many years.
According to him, “this is a worthy development by the Policemen who has only come to work here. Although they might be transferred any moment, they chose to do this as if they are indigenes.
He described men’s feat as the first of its kind in the history of the police in the town and called on other Officers across the country to emulate his men in taking the initiative and putting up developmental efforts, without relying on government.
Said he: “I call on other Officers in the country to emulate Emmanuel, Charles and Frank. I also call on the government to assist them. The Ghana Police Service should also encourage officers that have the zeal to improve their various places of work.”