A member of the Council of State, Osabarima Owusu Gyamadu, has stressed the need for police personnel to exhibit neutrality in the discharge of their professional duties.
“You should not show any political colours in whatever you do, especially during this election period,” he emphasised, adding that they must be fair to all manner of people.
Osabarima Gyamadu made the call at a well-attended reception organised by personnel of the Akyem Oda Divisional Police Command at Akyem Asene in honour of their Divisional Commander, Superintendent Wisdom Akorli, for being promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent.
The function attracted people from all walks of life, including military personnel, departmental heads, the clergy, traditional and religious leaders.
Osabarima Gyamadu enjoined Chief superintendent Akorli to ensure that there was absolute peace in his area of jurisdiction before, during and after the general election, especially at Akwatia which is noted for political violence.
He advised him not to lord it over his subordinates but should rather cooperate with them to ensure the success of his administration.
The Commandant of the Jungle Warfare School at Akyem Achiase, Lt Col R. B. Zubaviel, congratulated Chief Supt Akorli on his promotion and urged him to work assiduously to justify the promotion.
He also admonished him to be fair, firm and objective in the discharge of his professional duties.
The Akyem Swedru Circuit Court Judge, Mr Yaw Atta-Sarpong, enjoined Chief Supt Akorli not to discriminate against people in the performance of his duties.
Chief Supt Akorli was grateful to the Almighty God and the Police Administration for the honour done him.
He promised to work harder than before to justify the new position.