The newly established Ashanti North Regional Police Command’s headquarters and other facilities are now operational in Mampong in the Ashanti Region thanks to the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The Ashanti North Command, one of seven new Regional Police Commands established in 2023, is composed of the united Divisional Commands of Mampong, Effiduase, Offinso, and Tepa.
Senior police officials, including the Director General of Administration, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, and the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), DCOP Faustina Agyeiwaa Kodua Andoh-Kwofie, were present when the headquarters was officially opened on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.
The Vice President, who is also the Chairman of the Police Council, noted that in order to carry out the mission of the Service, the burgeoning population of Ghana, as well as the increasingly complex nature of crime and policing, had made it necessary to establish additional police commands.
“The peace and development of any country depends on its security, and the first line of security is the Police. It is therefore important that Police Service is properly deployed and equipped to perform their duties and ensure the peace we need to develop our nation,” he emphasized.
Mr. Yaw Amponsah Marfo, also known as Agya Wiase, a Mampong resident, built and gave the Regional Police Headquarters buildings to the Ghana Police in an admirable act of patriotism. He has also pledged to build the Ghana Immigration Service’s Mampong office as soon as feasible and gave two motorcycles and a pick-up truck to the police.
Dr. Bawumia gave Mr. Marfo, after whom the new offices (Agya Wiase Police Station) have been named, high praise and said his philanthropy was really admirable.
“Your actions and donations demonstrate the important role of the private sector in supporting government to provide essential logistics for nation building. You have shown admirable philanthropy to the people of Mampong and Ghana. I urge the private sector to emulate your worthy example.”
The Omanhene of Mampong, Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, lauded the Police for continuing to deliver on their mandate despite changing dynamics and logistical constraints, and challenged the officers and men of the new Command to live above reproach.
The Police Administration, in March 2023, created seven additional police regional commands to ensure effective and efficient policing throughout the country.
The new regions are in the Ashanti and the Eastern regions, which have two each, and the Western, Central and Volta regions, each of which has an additional Regional Police Command.