Western Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Division (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, Chief Superintendent Isaac K. Sorkpa has reiterated the commitment of the Command in keeping the region safe before, during and after Christmas festivities.
He announced that that the Command has launched an operation to provide optimum security for all residents in the region as the personnel who are resolute in clamping down the activities of miscreants have been dispatched to all the nooks and crannies of the region.
Chief Supt Sorkpa who was speaking on Security and Personal Safety at the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) at Effia in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality (EKMA) said God has made available everything needed for our security and that security personnel only follow the foundation laid by God.
He defined security as a state of being free from danger or something and said security was a shared responsibility which must be followed through by all for results.
He, therefore, underscored the need to develop a new orientation towards security and safety with all consciousness saying, “being hospitable should not prevent us from giving recourse to security.”
Touching on ways to prevent kidnapping, he urged the members of the public to pick the registration number and any necessary identification about the vehicle they board as well as the place and time they took the vehicle and send to relatives to be aware of their whereabouts.
He cautioned against asking for free rides (locally known as lift) from strangers during such season and read from Jeremiah 17:5 which reads thus, “cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.”
Chief Supt Sorkpa further cautioned the public not to send vulnerable people like children to secluded places and at late hours and should replace all faulty locks or broken doors in order not to compromise on security to pave way for criminals.
He opined that the Police Administration was chatting a new path to make the Service and its personnel approachable to the public and called on the public to develop good relationships with the Service so that they can volunteer information leading to the arrest of miscreants.
However, he indicated that one being in Christ meant that they have been transformed to live right and charged on Christians to live up to expectations by demonstrating the new life of a changed person in Christ.