GEMANEWS: Monday, 12th June, 2023
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, has indicated that the Assembly is fully in support of the ongoing construction of the Boi Police Post and mobilization efforts towards a similar one at Agbogba-Akatsi Abor and commended the initiators of the projects.
Hon. Kaakie Mann made this comment when she engaged the Executive of the Boi Development Association at Boi on Saturday, 10th June, 2023.
The Boi Police Post project, according to the Secretary, Dr. Kwabena Kyei, started in 2015 as an initiative of some few committed residents to help address their security needs.
It was however abandoned due to lack of funds until 2019 when, in a renewed spirit, as a result of the emergency of the Boi Development Association, an umbrella body of the various Residents' Associations in the Boi area, the members began to mobilize funds and materials to continue the project.
Dr. Kyei further noted that In 2021, the Association submitted to the Assembly the cost estimate for the remaining works to be done but due to lack of sufficient documents to facilitate financing arrangements, the intended support stalled.
However, upon assumption of office of Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, she pledged to work on it and requested that a new estimate be made and submitted for further action.
On Saturday, at the engagement with the Executive, a new bill of quantities was presented to the Hon. MCE where she assured them that the Assembly will come to their aid and see to the completion of the Police Post for use to help maintain peace, law and order in and around Boi.
The Hon. MCE after inspecting the project was impressed with the work done so far and encouraged the residents to continue in their effort.
"I am very much happy to see the efforts you have put into this project to reach this stage. As an Assembly, we owe it a duty to ensure the maintenance of peace and order in the community and therefore we will do our best to support you to complete this project within a short time. I wish to thank you for this initiative and assure you that the Assembly will not turn its back on your request", she stated.
The Boi Police Post has a charge office, station officer's office, CID office, armoury, washroom for officers, and a cell with washroom facility.
The facility is expected to have a housing unit for officers and a space for car park which constitute the phase two of the project yet to commence.
In a related development, the Municipal Chief Executive, on behalf of the Assembly, has pledged support for the construction of a Police Post at Akatsi Abor, Agbogba.
The initiative by the Agbogba Electoral Area Residents' Association, will replace an old structure which the police administration did not pass as fit-for-purpose due to the material used in constructing it and found not to be safe for the personnel stay in and work.
A fortnight ago, a fundraising event was organized at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at Akatsi Abor in aid of the project where the Hon. MCE, through her representative, the Public Relations Officer, Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman, pledged an amount of Forty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC40,000.00) to support it.
Additionally, the Assembly will provide the needed technical assistance towards the construction of the Police Post.
A sod-cutting ceremony for the commencement of the project is expected to be organized soon.