Jumat, 05 Oktober 2012



The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, has called on the leadership of political parties to advise their supporters to conduct themselves in a way that will not breach the peace in the run-up to the general election.

He said the Police Administration was committed to ensuring that the December elections were successful.
Inaugurating a music theatre building to provide a suitable learning environment for the Accra Police Band in Accra last Thursday, Mr Quaye said personnel of the Ghana Police Service had been urged to exhibit impartiality in the discharge of their duties.

He said the police would, therefore, deal ruthlessly with anyone who breached the peace.

He urged police personnel to maintain peace at all times.

“Bias policing must be eschewed if we are to win the confidence of the people,” he added.
Christened; “The Paul Tawiah Quaye Music Theatre”, the building was funded by members of the band.
It comprises a practising room, a bandmaster’s office, a library and a music laboratory.

Mr Quaye lauded the effort of the band to construct the building.

“This shows how resilient the Band Unit has been over the years to live up to its mandate, even in the face of challenges,” he said.

He expressed optimism that the new facility would lead to the production of melodious tunes to project the Music Department and the Police Service in general.

He said the band played a very important role in the Police Service, adding that it was a source of relaxation during regimental assignments and other social functions

He urged the band to cultivate the culture of maintenance in order to maintain the building and prolong its lifespan.

Mr Quaye pledged his commitment to the development of the entire Police Service, adding that he would not relent in his efforts at finding the necessary resources to fully equip the various departments and units of the service.

He also urged them to continue to be disciplined in all their endeavours.

The Director of Music of the Police Band, DSP Godfred Tawiah, said the construction of the building started a year ago with a donation of GH¢2,000 by the IGP after a parade by the band.

He said the initial structure, which was put up about 87 years ago, was only designed as a practising shed to contain only 25 people and could, therefore, not contain the current numerical strength of the band which stands at 200.

He expressed the desire of the band to be affiliated to the University of Ghana to study courses of the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music.

DSP Tawiah called on the Police Administration to provide the band with full sets of regimental and dance band instruments and also tar the ground on which the bandsmen undertook rehearsal and drill exercises.

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