The La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Franklin Anku, has warned members of the assembly’s task force in charge of security to live up to expectations to avoid being dismissed.
He gave the warning on Wednesday at the end of a two-day in-service training for the group, to equip them with the necessary skills in their work.
Topics discussed included human rights, assembly bye-laws, professionalism, ethics, endurance, fire control and prevention, disaster management, protection of vital installations, motor traffic regulations and criminal law.
The workshop, which was in collaboration with the Madina Divisional Police Command was to educate the task force to perform their duties within the confines of the law.
Mr. Anku said the team was constituted to promote the interest of the assembly and as such, “if they cannot work to expectation, the only option left was to disband it and recruit a private entity to work in their place”.
He said the security apparatus of the assembly was the most critical aspect of administration, and, therefore, it behoved them to effectively discharge their duties to the benefit of all.
The MCE expressed optimism that the course structure and content would help ignite professionalism in their daily activities and urged them to use the knowledge and skills gained, to improve the fortunes of the infant assembly.
“You are expected to get back to the field and work assiduously to enhance the image of the assembly,” he stressed.
The Madina Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Nantogmah Aggrey Yakubu, urged the participants to be disciplined and discharge their duties in conformity with the law.
He advised them to continue sensitising the community, especially the market women, to avoid conflicts with the people.
“You’ve been equipped with the necessary skill to enhance your work skills, use it effectively by assisting the public to obey traffic regulations, observe ‘no parking’ signs and any other practices to eliminate conflict and ensure harmony in your day to day activities,” he said.
The Madina District Commander, Superintendent Annor Kwesi Arhin, urged the participants to act professionally, especially when dealing with market women.
Mr. Jacob Kpogo on behalf of the group, assured that members would work to justify the confidence reposed in them.
By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu