A total of twelve newly trained Municipal City Guards of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly have passed out of training and been commissioned to start work in the Municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly, Hon. Louis Owusu-Agyepong in his keynote address indicated that this is the first batch of City Guards being recruited and reminded them of the difficulty of the career they had chosen to pursue. He stated that: “Your task as Municipal City Guards is a difficult one which requires a high level of dynamism, patience, client focus, and discipline.”
The MCE noted that the City Guards have been recruited to the Assembly at a time when the Assembly’s bye-laws have been gazetted and must be enforced. He added that there are a lot of issues concerning unauthorized developments, buildings at unapproved areas, usage of unauthorized parking and loading places by Motorist, recalcitrant ratepayers, and so on and charged them to desist from all forms of negative conduct such as extortion and bribery which tend to adversely affect the Assembly’s image.
The Municipal Coordinating Director of Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly, Mr. Joseph K. Baah-Darkoh wished the new Municipal Guards a successful career in the Local Government Service and admonished them to desist from partisan politics and any immoral acts since they are now public servants and have to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations of the Local Government Service.
He however cautioned them to see themselves as city guards but not Police or Military Officers.
The MTTD Commander of the Sefwi Wiawso Police Division, DSP Juliana Forson cautioned the Municipal Guards to be fair and firm in the discharge of their day-to-day duties. She further urged the Guards to uphold the noble canons of their profession as Guards of the Municipality and work with a high standard of discipline and professionalism to uplift the image of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly to greater heights.
The Security Guards had undergone two weeks of intensive training in Public Relations, Criminal Law and Road Traffic Management.