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There is anxiety at the Kuntenase District Police Command as personnel face eviction by a landlord who has declined to renew tenancy agreement with the Ghana Police Service.

Retired journalist, Nana Owusu Ansah, through his lawyers served an eviction notice with a March 31 deadline which has already expired.

This means about ten police personnel and their families occupying the semi-detached apartment have no option but to vacate what has become known as the ‘Police Quarters’.

Nhyira News sources say the situation is causing a lot of discomfort as it affects morale of personnel who have to abandon post in search of accommodation.

There are fears the command will have a tough time organising personnel for emergency operations if they have to live outside the barracks.

The police administration has since 2005 used the private-but-rented quarters, housing more than ten personnel. That tenancy agreement, renewable every two years elapsed in February.

But decision by the landlord not to renew the tenancy agreement has been met with ill-feelings among police personnel in the area who have no quarters.

District Commander, Superintendent Benjamin Gyasi, will not give details, and referred Nhyira News to the Asokwa Divisional Commander, ACP Emmanuel Amissah.

The Divisional Police Chief will not speak to the issue, and banged the phone when Nhyira News contacted him.

His reason is the media house cannot offer any relief to police under the circumstance.

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko confirms to Nhyira Fm the command has received the ejection notification.

He revealed police have no option than to obey the order as it asks for some time to be able to relocate personnel.

“What we are doing is to ask for time to be able to relocate our people [personnel] to the accommodation that we are trying to secure for them but we are prepared to hand over the building to the owner”. ASP Tanko explained.

ASP Tanko discount reports affected personnel are being affected psychologically.

“Our people are psychologically prepared; they are going to do their work within the jurisdiction they work,” he said.
Source: Adomonline.com

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