Traditional Ruler of Asikuma Nana Abuko Kofi II, has registered his displeasure towards a worrying trend in his community where officers posted there indiscriminately have sexual encounters with female residents and abandon them immediately they get pregnant.
He made these statements during the inauguration of a new Immigration Depot at Asikuma in the Asuogyaman District in the Easten Region.
The displeased Chief recounted how he had to settle disputes between Security officers who did not want to take responsibility for children they fathered with women in his community.
Speaking at the commissioning of an Immigration Checkpoint at Asikuma in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, the traditional ruler recounted how security officers refused to take responsibility for children they fathered with women in his community.
He therefore, advised immigration officers who would be stationed at the Asikuma checkpoint not to take their leniency to be their weakness and desist from taking undue advantage of the female residents in Asikuma.
“We expect a very good rapport between the officers and the society that we have here in the community of Asikuma”, he said.
Nana Abuko Kofi II also admonished the officers to follow laid down customs and traditions and seek the hands of the women they are interested in and marry them instead of impregnanting and running away through tranfers.
“… if you want to marry our people pass through the proper channels and marry them. Don’t come and impregnate them and go on transfer. That is a very important part of the duties that you are supposed to perform over here”, he stressed.
He also gave an assurance that on their part as a community they will give the needed support to make ensure the success of the immigration Depot.
By: Bridget Mensah