A pressure group calling itself Teshie Concerned Citizens Association (TCCA) has appealed to police authorities and the Member of Parliament for Teshie to as a matter of urgency make arrangement for the provision of a toilet facility for police officers who work day and night at the Teshie District Police Station.
The group particularly decry the situation where police office on daily bases abandon their duty post and walk long distances to attend nature calls in people’s home.
Chairman of the group, Mr. Seth Tagoe who has petitioned the MP and the MCE of the area wondered why the Assembly has over the years neglected such an important responsibility, although they collect revenue from residents for such projects.
“ It is a very sad situation not for the police officers alone but also to residents who visit the police station for various reasons. It is totally unacceptable and the earlier the relevant authorities acted to save the situation, the better for the image of the police institution” He said.
The group has led several developmental crusades on behalf of the people of Teshie and is well noted for its advocacy role over the years.
Currently TCCA is fighting government over the desalination project, calling on the Ghana Water Company Limited to shutdown the plant since the water being served the people of Teshie is salty and therefore unhygienic for human consumption.
Officials of TCCA recently held a crucial meeting with officials of GWCL, including the MD, Ing. Clifford Briamah to press home their demands for the plant to be shutdown.
At the said meeting,the MD confessed that the project was uneconomical to GWCL as a monthly income of GH 2,000,000 ( two million cedis) is realised from the sale of the water, whereas monthly operational cost and capital recovery runs into some GH9,000,000 (nine million Ghana Cedis)
Very optimistic that government would heed to the cry of the people of Teshie, Mr. Tagoe warned politicians who are fond of taking credit for the group’s achievements to desist from such conduct and learn to give credit where it is due.
The group would hold a press conference to brief residents on how far it has gone with the fight against the desalination plant and other issues confronting the people of Teshie.
Mr. Seth Tagoe