March 24, 2014

Mr. Kobena Mensah Woyome, the Member of Parliament for South Tongu in the Volta Region is working towards encouraging formation of community watchdogs in the various communities in the constituency.

The move is one of many initiatives the MP is adopting to enhance security in the constituency to enable residents to go about their economic and social activities freely at all times.

Already, the Member of Parliament has distributed over 300 streetlights to the communities through assembly members for installation in vantage points in the various areas.

The installations of these streetlights have been completed in some areas while others are still ongoing. It is aimed at improving visibility in the night to aid social gathering and provide opportunity to interested members of the communities to engage in lawful businesses at night.

Mr. Woyome noted that the safety of the people is very important and as leaders in the constituency they are determined to collaborate to ensure this; but added that a lot also depend on the residents to remain vigilant and cautious of their environment and alert the security agencies of people with suspicious characters.

Dominic Shirimori/