The Inspector-General Police, James Oppong-Buanuh, has commissioned a 14-single room self-contained apartment constructed by KABAKA Foundation for Kwahu – Nkwatia Police in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region.
At the ceremony, the IGP said, the Kwahu Nkwatia Police Station has been upgraded to District Police Command by the Ghana Police Service Management Board, and that discussions are underway to create Kwahu Scarp Divisional Police Command for the Nkwatia area to meet the security needs of the area.
According to him, “To rise to emerge security challenges in the Eastern region as a whole and Kwahu Scarp, in Particular, there is the need to beef up the personnel strength and upgrade some of our formations, therefore, the management Board of the Police Administration have upgraded the Nkwatia Police station to a District Police Command while a Divisional status to be called Kwahu Scarp Division is being considered.”
The IGP called on chiefs and natives of the Nkwatia area to support the Police get infrastructure to accommodate the officer posted to man the division.
He commended Richard Owiredu Wadie, a contractor and a philanthropist, KABAKA Foundation for the accommodation provided.
The Philanthropist -Richard Owiredu Wadie who is Chairman of the KABAKA Foundation, a native of Nkwatia, explained that he built the facility to give back to his community.
He said peace and security are important to economic development therefore worth it to provide accommodation to Police officers scattered in rented rooms in the community due to lack of Barracks.
Richard Owiredu Wadie has turned 40 years this year as a result of giving back to society. He recently paid GH¢12,000 medical bills for 20 detained mothers at the Eastern Regional Hospital and donated a truckload of medical equipment, detergents, baby diapers, toiletries among others to the hospital.