- Ashanti Regional Police Commander
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Commissioner of Police (COP) Kwesi Mensah Duku, has indicated that the disinfection of their facilities will motivate police officers in the region to go about their duties.
“We are motivated, knowing that our facilities have been disinfected; and that gives us much motivation to work,” DCOP Mensah Duku said.
He made the observation during the disinfection of the Ashanti regional police headquarters in Kumasi on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
The exercise was part of measures by the Ghana Police Service (GPS) to mitigate spread of the second wave of COVID-19 in all police facilities across the region. It was led by waste management company Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
“At least with this disinfection we will have a clean environment. It is not only our offices but our homes, cells and the environment within which we work,” he confidently expressed.
According to him, the exercise will also ensure the safety of officers and the general public who patronise police facilities.
COP Duku said about 500 persons have been arrested within just two weeks for breaching the wearing of masks law.
However, he indicated that some those who arrested were cautioned and released.
Shedding light on the exercise in the region, the Public Jobs Manager at Zoomlion Ghana Limited in the Ashanti Region, Benedict Awuah, said about eighty-four police facilities within nineteen metropolitan municipal district assemblies (MMDAs) will be covered in the exercise.
He continued that Zoomlion will use three days to finish the exercise.
It will be recalled that the police in May last year launched a nationwide exercise at the Police Training School in Accra to fumigate and disinfect all 1,249 facilities of the service in the country.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. James Oppong Boanuh who launched the exercise, said the health and safety of service personnel is paramount to ensuring security in the country. That exercise spanned one month.