Following recent spate of robberies in parts of the Volta regional capital, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan on Tuesday embarked on a day’s working visit to Ho to assess the security situation in the municipality.
The IGP, accompanied by the Director-General Police Public Affairs, DCOP David Ampa-Bennin were led on a tour of municipality including some crime prone areas by the regional commander, DCOP Peterkin Yentumi-Gyinae.
He also paid courtesy calls on the Deputy Regional Minister, Francis Ganyaglo and the Warlord of the Asogli Tradtional Area, Togbe Adzie Lakle Howusu XII, before meeting his officers at the regional Police command.
Speaking later at a Forum organised by the Volta regional Security Council to deliberate on the security situation with some stakeholders, Mr. Alhassan noted that, the rapid expansion of the municipality required some changes in strategy to combat the rising crime menace.
He therefore announced the establishment of more Police tent-cities and the introduction of motorbikes patrols, as some measures to increase Police visibility in the municipality especially in new communities situated at the outskirts and to residents to support the initiative.
The Visit The visit was on the heels of a recent threat by Asogli Chiefs in Ho to deploy their warriors to the street to take over security.