The Bono East Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Asumadu Okyere Darko has disclosed that his outfit is currently processing 52 people to court for breaching the Covid-19 safety protocols.
DCOP Darko indicated the 52 people who were arrested are made up of 48 males and four females whose statement have since been taken and granted bail.
He further noted that the police in the region is not relenting on its effort to enforcing the safety protocols of Covid-19.
“After embarking on education and synthesization programmes about the need to follow the safety protocols, there were no other option than to enforce it hence their arrest, ” he added.
DCOP Darko revealed this in an interaction with the media at Techiman during the 2nd phase of nationwide disinfection of police facilities.
He said with the rising cases of the Coronavirus, the police administration saw the need to engage the waste management expert Zoomlion Ghana Limited to disinfect all police installations nationwide.
DCOP Darko said the region is made up of five divisions; Yeji, Atebubu, Kintampo, Techiman and Nkronsa, and the disinfection exercise is taken place in all these divisions.
He further pledged the service’s readiness in the region for the disinfection exercise.
On his part, the Regional Manager for Zoomlion Ghana Limited for the Bono East Region, Mr George Manu said the exercise is taken place in 147 police installations, the Regional Police Command, all the five divisions, all districts police stations, barracks, police posts and rented private residents.
Mr Manu said the police are considered as one of the frontliners in the fight against Covid-19, hence the need for the disinfection.
He appealed to residents in the region to strictly adhere to the wearing of nose mask, washing of hands, practicing of social distancing and other safety protocols.
Since the inception of Coronavirus in Ghana, the Police Administration together with their personnel have played a critical role in ensuring that citizens followed Government’s approved protocols in other to be saved from contracting and spreading the virus.
The police administration is one of the agencies that is so much involved in making sure that people are safe and secure against this Covid-19 pandemic.
Base on the leading role the police played in the fight of Covid-19, the President together with the police administration thought it wise to protect personnel from contracting the virus by disinfecting all their facilities to enable them live a healthy life and be able to ensure that they carry out their legitimate duties of enforcing the restrictions.