Kumasi — AS PART of activities to enforce the "Help the Police to Help You" programme, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has met a cross-section of transport service providers, personnel from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), as well as other stakeholders, to deliberate on the matter.
The main purpose of the meeting, held last Friday at the office of the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Patrick Timbillah, was to discuss with stakeholders how collectively they could work with the police to prevent crime.
It was also meant to solicit assistance and create awareness that "the provision of security depends on everyone."
The Police Commander indicated that it was obvious that drivers convey ammunitions and criminals to their various destinations, with or without the knowledge, which leads to the execution of gruesome ambitions by criminals.
DCOP Patrick Timbillah advised drivers and the general public to give credible information to police, for them to take the necessary action against criminals, and assured them that the identity of informants would always be protected by the police.
He, however, frowned at informants who give information to the police using public phone booths, since he said, that exposed the identity of the informant to the public, and criminals in particular.
He also advised drivers not to drink and drive, and discouraged over-speeding and receiving or making phone calls while driving, since they were some of the major causes of road accidents.
The stakeholders appreciated the directions of police, and promised to play their various roles and work in collaboration with the service to prevent crime and road accidents.