An ultra modern police station, worth GH¢842,000, was last Friday inaugurated for the East Legon District Police Headquarters in Accra.
It has facilities such as offices, conference room, washrooms and kitchen.
The edifice, constructed within six months, was funded by the members of the East Legon Executive Fitness Club (ELEFC).
The Inspector -General of Police, Mr. John Kudalor, in his remarks, said with the rapid development of East Legon into a first class residential and commercial area, the catchment area had become too large to be managed by a small police station.
“It is, therefore, a perfect example of police /public collaboration towards the common goal of fighting crime,” he added.
Mr. Kudalor said the creation of the East Legon Police District had led to a drastic reduction in crimes such as robbery, burglary, and car snatching.
He spoke about the challenges facing the Police, and mentioned logistical constraints.
He said although the government had done a lot for the service with regards to the provision of vehicles, it still needed more for its operations.
Mr. Kudalor commended the members of the club for the gesture, and urged the personnel to maintain the building for future generations.
He called on other institutions to emulate the kind gesture of the members of the club.
The President of ELEFC Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong said the members put up the building in order to help to reduce crime in the area.
The Accra Regional Police Commander, Commissioner of Police (COP) Dr George Akufo Dampare assured the members of the club of the police’s continuous support towards reducing crime in the area.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi