The Ashanti Regional Police Command wants Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) to take responsibility for robberies in their jurisdiction.
This is part of the measures the Police Command is adopting to reduce robberies in the region.
The Police Command complained that the high rate of armed robbery is making the region very unpopular and the Ashanti Regional Minister recently described the region as a hub for armed robbers.
Speaking at a meeting with all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Police Commanders, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye said his outfit will not tolerate any excuse for the occurrence of robberies.
He noted that most of the robbery cases are recorded before and after major market days in the region “and so why can’t we prevent it?”
“From today, no excuse will be taken,” he warned.
DCOP Boakye noted that the District Assemblies have a role to play in the fight against armed robbery because “after all, the District Chief Executives and the Municipal Chief Executives are the chairmen of the Security Councils in their various jurisdictions.”
He charged al Police Officers to meet their respective MDCEs to draw workable operation plans to effective fight the menace.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana