Ada Police personnel cry for help as
flood torment them
By Awudu Salami Sule
Accra, July 4, Ghanadot - Police
personnel in the salt district of Ada in the Greater Accra
Region are wallowing in desperation and frustration as their
station and barracks continue to deteriorate as a result of
The building which was
located in a water-logged area always submerged in water,
making commuting to and from the premises difficult for both
Police and the general public.
situation is so severe that whenever it rains, Police
personnel have to ferry themselves with a canoe to reach the
Investigations conducted by
Ghanadot revealed that, the baracks and the station have not
witnessed any maintenance work for several years. This has
led to a development of big cracks in the walls, worn-out
paintings, roofs and ceilings.
interview with Ghanadot, the Ada district police commander,
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) John Kobina Arthur
disclosed the torture he goes through with his family when
it rains. "I have to play hide and seek game with the
leaking roofing sheet with my family when it rains", he
He said, the Police Service does not own the
barracks and the station in the district and they are a
"The failure of
the landlords to renovate the buildings for decades has
resulted in this untold agony and all attempts to summon
these landlords on a countless occasions to meet them over
the issue has failed", ASP Arthur revealed.
He said further that, several attempts had
been made by his outfit to attract the sympathy and
assistance of the district assembly but to no avail.
ASP John Kobina Arther has however appeal to
the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Interior
Minister to as a matter of urgency help them find a lasting
solution to their current predicaments.