The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, will tomorrow commission the refurbished offices of the Ashanti Regional Police Command headquarters in Kumasi.
The refurbishment of the structures built during the colonial era was initiated by Regional Commander, DCOP Kofi Boakye who assumed office about 10 months ago.
Otumfuo has acknowledged what he described as excellent leadership exhibited by the Regional Commander, resulting in a reduction in crime and a boost to police image in the region.
Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor has assessed the 10 months tenure of DCOP Kofi Boakye and reports that among the new facilities created at the command headquarters is a modern conference hall.
Ten months ago, the Central Police yard was virtually a parking lot for impounded vehicles, motorcycles and other equipment some of which had not been claimed for years.
The building itself cried for repairs, after years of habitation without any major renovation.
After taking over, DCOP Kofi Boakye, cleared all the vehicles and set limits for only official police vehicles.
He rallied companies, institutions, chiefs and well- meaning individuals to share in his vision of transforming the service.
Building materials, paint, glass doors and cement came in. The result is total transformation of the regional police headquarters.
Offices now have tiled floors, well painted walls, modern conference room and a very tidy compound with well mowed flower porch and hedges are there to show for his achievements.
It is not only the infrastructure that has changed, Erastus indicated.
DCOP Kofi Boakye has also set up the Discipline Unit.
Crime has reduced dramatically with a number of arrests to his credit.
Recently the Asantehene, attested to this, commending his strong resistance to political and all forms of bias in fighting crime.
The people love his strong will in the crusade against criminals no matter who is involved. He has a new tag: the people call him ‘Commander 1.’
Tomorrow the Asantehene is expected to crown his achievement over the last 10 months.