The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Zabzugu, Northern Region, Mr Ahmed Abukari Iddrisu reiterated that the Zabzugu district is safe for business and all other human activities.
He made this assurance when he inspected a rehabilitation project on an abandoned building to be used as a police post for the people of Nakpale, reinforcing that peace and security are paramount on the agenda of the ruling government.
Mr Iddrisu added that Zabzugu District Security Council( DISEC) is also not relenting on its efforts of sustaining and improving upon the relative peaceful and secured atmosphere currently being enjoyed by the people of the district.
This, he said can be measured by the swiftness with which the Assembly responded to the request by the people of Nakpale for a Police post.
He said the Assembly took into considerationon the distance of Nakpale from the district capital and acting on the advice of DISEC, quickly mobilized resources to rehabilitate a dilapidated structure to serve as a temporary police post which will serve the entire south-western part.
The DCE said the assembly has also repaired one of the two vehicles belonging to the Zabzugu District Police Command which has been immobile for a long time before his assumption of office to be used to aid security in the district.
This, according to him has released the undue pressure on the only vehicle at their disposal.
“We have also increased the quantity of fuel allocation for the district police command. All these we have done to enable the police go on their routine patrols and other activities and to assure the people of maximum safety to go about their business, social and other activities without any fear” he added.
He was however quick to remark that some of the logistics needed for more effective policing are beyond the scope of the local assembly. He expressed hope in the Interior Minister fulfilling his promise of nationwide retooling of the police service which he said when done, Zabzugu will not be left out.
The Hon. DCE used the opportunity to emphasis a resolution passed at the last general meeting of the assembly to stop all activities of illegal logging in the district.
According to him, this is one activity that has the potential of disturbing the security in the district as some of the loggers arm themselves while engaging in their illegal activities in the bush.
He urged all Hon. Assembly Members and the entire citizenry to report any of such activities to the security agencies.
Mr Abukari Idrisue also called on all potential business persons to feel free to come and invest in the numerous business opportunities that exist in the district saying government through the assembly will continue to do all within their means to ensure a peaceful, secured and safe environment for all.
In a brief remark, the Zabzugu District Police Commander , ASP/Mr. Eric Akwaboa said the police are doing much to improve upon their intelligence gathering systems.
He however noted that the district being very close to the Ghana/Togo boarder gives his command the need to be extra alert in keeping surveillance on the entry points between the two countries.
To effectively do this, he said they have formed a Border Patrol Team consisting of personnel from the Police, Customs, BNI and Immigration which will soon be inaugurated to start operations.
He also added that the first batch of the Community Protection Personnel that have finished their training and posted to the district are deployed on “Foot Patrol” to market centers and other gatherings of people to ensure their safety as they go about their activities.
ASP/Mr. Akwaboa was thankful to the DCE and the entire assembly for their support. He promised the people of putting the structure to its purposeful use and also assured that he and his Team will do their best to render the needful protection and security for their lives and property.
By:Noble K. Kuegbesika
District Information Officer