The Nima District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Eric Asiedu, in the company of the Afro-Arab Group of companies Chief Executive Officer Alhaji Salamu Amadu, has cut sod for the construction of a new waiting room for the Police Station.
The facility, with a capacity to host at least 20 visitors at a go, will be a replacement of the dilapidated old structure that is very small in size and has outlived its usefulness.
The commander commended the Afro-Arab Group and its founder, Alhaji Salamu Amadu, for extending their philanthropic gesture to the Nima Police Station.
The team – led by Alhaji Salamu Amadu – together with some traditional leaders from the Ayawaso East Municipality, on Monday, 30th January, cut sod for the construction of an ultra-modern waiting room for the Nima Police Station.
The Division Commander, Chief Superintendent Eric Asiedu, in his address, said: “We are grateful to the Afro-Arab Group and Ambassador Alhaji Salam Amadu for this project. As Oliver Twist, we will always ask for more from you as a kind giver for the progressive development of our community”.
According to him, the Afro-Arab Group and its founder have set an example that every well-to-do member of the Zongo communities must emulate to help in community development. “Indeed, you have demonstrated good leadership and have set a pace for everyone to emulate. If we get two people of his kind, our communities will be developed vigorously,” he added.
Alhaji Salamu Amadu, on his part, noted that the project forms part of the Afro-Arab Group’s corporate society responsibility (CSR) targetted at the liberation of Zongo communities from abject poverty and underdevelopment of social amenities.
“I was born and bred in this community and so if Allah has blessed me by enabling me to establish a business in this community, it is time for me to give back to my community. Insha Allah, we can build Nima if we unite as youths,” he said.
He added that his outfit is constructing the facility for the Nima Police Command for people who engage the office at the Police Station to lodge complaints can wait while others are attended to by the officers.
Alhaji Amadu tressed that community development is a shared responsibility between citizens and the state, hence, the need for members of the community to be concerned about activities surrounding them.
He further commended the officers at the Nima Police Station for continuously providing security for Nima residents over the years. He called on the youth to give the Police the necessary assistance and corporation they need to enable them to discharge their duties effectively as expected.
The Ayawaso East Zongo Chief and Acting Chairman of the Ayawaso Council of Zongo Chiefs, Seidu Louis, on his part, commended the Afro-Arab Group and its CEO for their unflinching support to the Zongo communities; and appealed to other businessmen and women to emulate their philanthropic gesture.