Severn Police Officers were on the 7th of September 2022 honored by the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council for Services rendered to the Upper West Region.
The Officers have served in the Region for 14 years each.
The Occasion to honor the Seven Officers, only females was graced by the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, The Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Peter Ndekugri, The Regional Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Raynold Menteaw, Several MMDCEs and Coordinating Directors.
Statement from the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council
The Office of the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council organized a ceremony in honour of 7 female police officers who have served in the region for over 14 years each. Their long period of service in the region came to light at the climax of the 70th-anniversary celebration of women policing in Ghana. Women were first enlisted in the Gold Coast Police Force in 1952. Together with members of the Regional Security Council and some distinguished personalities in the region, we graced the ceremony in honour of these police ladies who have served in the region for many years. The event took place at Blue Hill Hotel, Wa.
According to Mr. Hakeem Nurdeen Daguah, the Minister’s Decision to acknowledge Police Officers Only is selective and not a developmental Approach.
“I can bet that there are over a
thousand women teachers who’ve
been in service in this region for
over 20years. I hope you’re keeping
track of all dedicated staff in all the
sectors that serve in the Upper West.”
Some others have opined that Police Officers staying too long in a region generated too much familiarity and by this reason triggers favoritism.