The Sisaala West Assembly headed by the District Chief Executive in the person of Hon.Mohammed Bakor flanked by the District Police commander and the District Coordinating Director on the 24th September, 2019 hosted JSC (Junior Staff Course)72 military officers.
The officers numbering about 30 included two Nigerians and one Liberian and the rest being Ghanaians. The visiting team comprises of Armed Forces, Navy, Air force, and their counterpart from CEPS.
The DCE for Sisaala West District briefed them on government interventions in the District and how his outfit faring with the implementation of the interventions as well as how impactful it the interventions have being in the lives of the people.
The visitors took their turn to explain to the assembly their reasons for the rare visit; Speaking on behalf of the visiting team, their leader Brig Gen Mike Akpatsu disclosed their host that, their rare visit was part of a training that seeks to create acquaintances between civilians and military officers. This to him will go a long way to dispel the notion that, the military or security men and women are always enemies to civilians and hence should live apart.
The JSC 72 Officers were accompanied to the township of the Gwollu, places toured included as basic schools, chief palace and the Ghana border with Burkina Faso. At the various schools, there was a hearty interaction between school pupils and the JSC Officers as well as some photo shoots creating an atmosphere of happiness among school pupils in Gwollu Township.
There was a convening at the District Assembly conference hall where discussions took place in a questions and answers session manner, the assembly was represented by the various heads of departments.
The discussions primarily, centered on fertilizer smuggling, highway crimes and the rosewood menace as per their search or investigation the following major issues cropped up. Their intention was to know the severity of harm the following issues have brought on the lives of the people and how the District Assembly has intervened in solving or mitigating the issues discussed. All issues raised were appropriately addressed to the satisfaction of the visitors.
The historic visit was brought to an end with some donations from the JSC 72 officers. Items included which included branded caps and t-shirts to some few persons. The donations seem to signify their appreciation to the people of Sisaala West District for their warm reception.