Tema Lube Oil Hands Over Police Post
Tema Lube Oil Hands Over Police Post

The Tema Lube Oil Company Limited (TLOC) has commissioned and handed over a Police Post to the Tema Regional Police Command to assist the police ensure peace and security within the Tema region.

The handing over of the facility is also a statement to the TLOC’s commitment to giving back to the people the benefits the company derives in doing business in the Tema Region.

During the handing over on Tuesday at the premises of the TLOC, the Board Chairman of Tema Lube Oil, Mr. Kow Abaka Quansah, indicated that security was one of the issues the company took seriously and was quick to respond to.

He said as a Port and Industrial city, “We recognize the inevitability of varied security challenges within the Tema Metropolis. It was for this reason that the Board of the Company favourably considered the appeal from the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to construct a Police Post to improve security in the Metropolis.”

He observed that Lube Oil assisted the people of Tema from the profits the company made and therefore “might be able to do more if there is greater patronage of our lubricants namely the engine oils, gear oils and hydraulic oils for your vehicles, machinery and equipment.”

The Managing Director (MD) of the TLOC, Mr. Amos Donkoh, in a welcoming address, said TLOC over the years ensured the continues promotion of two principal corporate values “which are that our operations aren’t environmentally injurious to our communities and that some of our profits are expended on projects and activities that inure to the benefit of the community as our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).”

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after the ceremony, Mr. Donkoh informed that the TMA thought that the companies within Tema should assist in ensuring security in the metropolis, “So we thought that this vicinity, being an industrial area with all its security challenges, would be better protected if we sited a police post here.”

The MD said they had undertaken a lot of CSRs in the areas of health, education, security and sanitation which had seen TLOC giving ambulances to the Tema Polyclinic and the Tema General Hospital, rehabilitating the Tema Library with books, computers and furniture, rehabilitating a cluster of schools in Tema Newtown, and making some donations of medical equipment to the Tema General Hospital.

Receiving the Police Post, the Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mr. Akrofi Oyirifi Edward Johnson, said, Tema was a fast growing metropolis with industries springing up with lots of commercial activities, “Thus attracting people from all walks of life including foreign nationals who engaged in various commercial and industrial activities.”

He said the influx of these industrial and commercial workers equally increased criminal activities and posed security threats and challenges to the Harbour City, and therefore assured that the new Police Post would contribute to the maintenance of law and order within the vicinity and its environs.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Tema, Mr. Felix Mensah Nii Annan-La, in an interview, asked other industries in Tema to emulate the gesture of TLOC and get involved in the building of the Metropolis.

The MCE said the Assembly decided to name the police post after Tema Lube Oil as an example to other corporate organizations to know that anything they did would be duly recognized.

The Police Post project, which cost about 200,000 Ghana Cedis, is made up of a Station Officer’s Office which is furnished with an air conditioner and other facilities. It also has a Charge Office, an office for the CID which are also fully furnished, toilet facilities and modern cells.

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