Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), has toured sections of the Eastern Region to examine police performance and the security situation.
He was in Kwahu Abene, the Kwahu Traditional Council’s supreme headquarters, to meet with chiefs.
He’ll be patrolling the Kwahu Afram Plains and inspecting various police stations.
The purpose of meeting with the chiefs is to examine the region’s crime rate and how the chiefs and other stakeholders can best assist in combating it.
The meeting was held behind closed doors.
Briefing the media, Chairman of the Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC), Seth Acheampong, conceded the crime rate in the Region.
He explained the IGP’s visit was to assess the work of the Anti-robbery Squad dispatched to tame criminals in the Eastern Region especially the Kwahu enclave.
The Kwahu enclave has been recording highway robberies, violent clashes among normadic herdsmen and farmers, among others.
The regional minister was confident discussions would help address public safety concerns and inform and better manage crime on the Kwahu Ridge and the Eastern Region.