Tema Lube Oil Company Limited, producer of lubricants, has unveilled and handed over an ultra-modern building to the Tema Regional Police Command.
The police post, which cost an amount of GH¢200,000, is to assist the Tema Regional Police Command’s security activities as well as improve safety and security of the citizens in the area. The police post houses a charge office, station officer’s office, cells, wash-room, and an investigation desk.
Board Chairman of the company, Kow Abaka Kwansah, said construction of the police post formed part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, considering an appeal from the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA).
“Security is one of the thematic areas of our CSR policy. As a port and industrial city, we recognise the inevitability of varied security challenges within the metropolis; and we are happy to donate the police post, which has been named by the police service as ‘Lube Oil Police Post’, to assist the Tema Regional Police Command in its security activities,” he added.
He said the company will be in a position to do more if there is greater patronage of its lubricants: such as engine oils, gear oils, and hydraulic oils, machinery and equipment. Meanwhile, the company over the years – as part of its corporate social responsibility – has made positive impacts in the areas of health, education, sanitation and security.
The Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP Edward Akrofi Oyirifi Edward Johnson, commended Tema Lube Oil Company for constructing the modern police post, which will greatly contribute to the maintenance of law and order within the vicinity and its environs while reducing the crime rate.
He urged other institutions, corporate organisations, religious bodies and individuals to emulate the good gesture of Tema Lube Oil Company.
DCOP Akrofi noted that with the growth of business activities in Tema, which is attracting people from all walks of life – including foreign nationals who engage in various commercial and industrial activities, increases criminal activities and poses security threats and challenges to security agencies in the harbour city.
As a result, he said, the police need improved structures and logistics to accomplish their constitutional mandate of maintaining law and order. “Security is key to development; the growth and progress of our social and economic activities hinge on a secure environment, and therefore it is highly appreciated if the service is supported in terms of infrastructure and logistics such as we are witnessing today,” he added.
The Mayor of Tema, Felix Nii Annang La, said the police post’s presence will curb crime around the area and ensure public safety, and entreated other companies, industries and corporate organisations to support the police with other infrastructure projects in Tema. He appealed for the Tema Police Command to ensure the post serves its purpose and adopt a proper maintenance culture.