The Hohoe Police Command last Friday held its maiden edition of the West Africa Security Services Association (WASSA) Festival at the forecourt of the Hohoe Divisional Police Headquarters in a glamorous style.
The celebration saw the Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area, Togbega Gabusu VI who chaired the occasion, among other dignitaries and personnel from the immigration, fire service and the military in attendance.
Speaking at the event, Hohoe Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Stephen Boadu relished the vast decrease in crime rate in the Municipality under his tenure of office from 2016 till date.
He revealed that, the crime rate recorded in 2016 was 705, which reduced drastically to 446 in 2017 with a further reduction this year, 2018 to 350 from January till now.
The Municipal Commander promised the chiefs and people present to tackle crime issues in the Municipality with a sense of emergency to ensure Hohoe becomes a crime-free Municipality in the Volta Region.
He therefore asked for the continuous support of the public to enable the police tackle crime “since the members of the public are our major source of information,” he mentioned.
Togbega Gabusu VI in his speech as the Chairman, applauded the Municipal Commander for his immense effort and leadership in reducing crime in the Municipality.
He also acknowledged the unity and quick response to issues by the police command as one of a kind in the Volta Region.
WASSA is celebrated every year among security personnel to pave way for security personnel to engage in a social activity which promote police – public relations and also help the personnel to release stress per the demanding nature of their work.
By: Kris Delali Asare/voltaonline.gh.com