A police station built at Tanodumase, a sprawling community in the Atwima-Mponua District, at the cost of GH¢72,628, has been abandoned over the past two years, because it does not come with residential accommodation for officers, who might be posted there.
The structure is now surrounded by weeds and there is growing anxiety among the population that it could soon start deteriorating and go to complete waste, unless the appropriate state institutions act to save the situation.
The district assembly constructed the project in 2012 from its share of the Common Fund, to provide the people in the community and other nearby settlements with adequate security protection.
Mr Abdulai Dramani, the assembly member, said he found the development quite disheartening, especially when some landlords had offered to give out rooms to house police personnel sent to work in the town.
He expressed the sentiments, when he conducted the Ghana News Agency (GNA) round to inspect the structure.
Reporters of the wire service had visited the community under the STAR-Ghana’s sponsored media auditing and tracking of development projects, an initiative launched to shine a spotlight on
how government’s resources were helping to transform the lives of the people.
The goal is to ensure transparency and promote good governance.
Mr Dramani said the project was of strategic importance to the people in the face of frantic efforts by some banks to establish permanent presence in the town, while they also worked hard to construct a senior high school (SHS).
He said everything must therefore be done to make sure that the police station was functional, to prevent crime and to assure the people of their security. GNA