The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kwahu Afram Plains South, Hon. George Ofori has hinted that, there is the likelihood of a permanent military base in the Afram Plains.
Addressing the General Assembly of the Kwahu Afram Plains South at it’s first session on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the DCE stated that, the Executive Committee of the District has considered establishing a permanent military base in the District.
“The Committee (Executive Committee) deliberated at length on the need to establish a military base in the District to ensure a 24-hour presence of the military in order to strengthen the security situation in the District. The Committee recommended that, management sacrifices some few projects to make way for the establishment of the military base in the 2021 budget” the report stated.
Addressing the Press after the meeting, Hon. George Ofori made it known that, the District has established a police post along the Nkwanta-Forifori road and another one would be situated at Dome.
According to the DCE, these are all measures being put in place to curb the increase in robbery activities within the Kwahu Afram Plains North and South Districts.
“Every body will attest to the fact that, robbery cases within the District has reduced as compared to some few years ago. I commend the Police Service and other security services for their quick response whenever called upon. A new police post has been constructed along the Nkwanta-Forifori road to aid the police Service to patrol the road frequently. Another post would be situated at Dome since that is also another entrance into the District. We are doing all these to curb the rampant occurance of robbery in the District. The military base will also provide enough security personnels to curb the herdsmen and farmers fight” he added.
It would be recalled that, troops of SWAT officers had to be brought into the District some few months ago to aid arrest 2 out of 5 notorious arm robbers who have been tormenting market women and traders on the road.
According to source, accommodation for 10 military officers have been secured in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District and officers are expected to come soon.
The Kwahu Afram Plains South District held it’s second general assembly meeting of the third assembly after it was carved from the then Kwahu Afram Plains in 2012, to deliberate on issues pertaining to development within the District.