On the 16th of July, 2020, Master Yeboah Nketia-Anim, UDS-Tamale SRC Presidential Candidate paid a courtesy call on the Regional Police Commander of Northern Region, COP Timothy Yoosa Bonga at his office at the Headquarters in Tamale.
This particular meeting happens to be in line with NAYAN’s vision of improving the security situation on and around campus when elected SRC President in order to ensure the safety of all students.
In a nearly two-hour meeting, these were some of the fallouts;
- NAYAN and his team got to familiarize themselves with the Police service at the Headquarters.
- NAYAN painted an accurate situation with regards to security on our campus- highlighting on the numerous_ _security threats including robbery attacks, rape, kidnapping etc that students face.
- Discussions around the possible solutions to address these challenges were fruitfully held with these as fallouts;
- NAYAN pleaded for the Police Commander to assign his men to intensify their patrols especially at odd times to sway off_ _unsuspecting criminals.
- NAYAN asked that there would be special arrangements made to collaboratively provide motorbikes, touch lights and other logistics for the Police Service for the purposes of patrols. He assured his SRC_ _would be willing to help in such good initiatives.
- NAYAN was specially also interested in bringing the UDS Internal Security apparatus and the Tamale Police Service together in this fight.
- NAYAN requested that the Police Service will during our SRC Week Celebration come to educate students on Safety and Security in campus.
In response, the Commander commended NAYAN and his team for prioritising the security of students and taking steps to seek answers. He further promised his outfit’s unwavering commitment in ensuring that students and the entire municipality are safe and secured. He also promised to schedule a meeting with university management to look into how best to increase Police patrols on campus between the hours of 10 and 12 at night.
In conclusion, he maintained since security has become a shared responsibility he urged students to always act carefully and consciously at all times.