4 January 2013

Ghana: Police, Army Embark On Endurance Walk

Kumasi — SECURITY AGENTS from the various security agencies in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, yesterday embarked on an endurance walk from the Ashanti Regional Police headquarters and through the Asafo Interchange and Roman Hill, the Central Business District of Kumasi.

The exercise was to reaffirm their commitment to the prevailing tranquility and peace in the country, following a successful election.

The participants were drawn from the Ghana Police service, Ghana Armed forces, Immigration Service, Prisons service and the Ghana National Fire Service.

The Ashanti regional Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah commended the security agents for their splendid performance before, during and after the 2012 General Elections, stating that Government is so grateful to their exhibition of professionalism and assured to provide them with the necessary logistics to ensure that they deliver as peace officers.

He noted that Ghana would not have come this far as a country without the security agents, and urged them to keep the fire burning.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Augustine Gyenin explained that the endurance walk was not to Put any fear in the members of the public but to exhibit the cooperation and cordiality between the various security agents in the Region.

In a related development Michael Boateng reports from Sunyani that the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwadwo Nyamekye- Marfo has commended the Security Agencies for their efforts in ensuring peace in the country before, during and after the just ended Presidential and parliamentary elections.

Mr. Nyamekye-Marfo gave the commendation at a short ceremony held at the Jubilee Park in Sunyani after personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces, Police, Prisons Service, Fire Service, Immigration Service and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority went on a route march along some of the main streets of Sunyani and latter paraded at the Jubilee Park.

He urged them not to relent on their efforts but strive continuously to sustain peace in the country. The selected Men and women of the Security services marched amidst singing to the admiration of some civilians who poured out from their homes and offices to catch a glimpse of the scene.

Some armoured vehicles, fire tenders and other security vehicles were also on display, whilst some police dispatch riders displayed their skills on the bikes, attracting cheers from the crowd.

According to Mr. Nyamekye Marfo the effective work done by the security agencies during the elections have proven massive improvement in the country's security setup, therefore the Public should have the confidence and trust in it.

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