UHAS has handed over a police post on its Main Campus to the Volta Regional Police Command in a bid to further secure the University in the wake of agitations at other universities. The gesture follows an earlier discussion with management of the University regarding securing the various UHAS campuses.
At the brief handing-over ceremony on October 19th, Vice Chancellor Lydia Aziato said that although UHAS is generally calm, the recent uprisings at other universities have made it necessary to beef up security at UHAS. She prayed the Police to spread their tentacles to all the other campuses of the university.
She noted that though the University is still struggling with infrastructure, UHAS Management will do their best to ensure that the police post serves it purpose so that it could upgrade into a police station in the near future.
DCOP Andrews Boadu-Ekumah, Volta Regional Police Commander, lauded the University for its proactiveness, noting that “security is a shared responsibility” for all. He assured the University community that the post would be utilized for the purpose for which it is intended. He also assured all present that the Police patrol team would map out the various campuses of UHAS and ensure that those campuses and their surrounding communities are covered.
Registrar Ms. Yaa Amankwaa Opuni praised the Regional Command for responding swiftly to the UHAS request and said the presence of the Police on the Main Campus is appreciated.
The 24-hour post will be headed by Operations Commander ASP Augustine Awuah. The University also donated a patrol motor cycle to the post.