The office of Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, Member of Parliament (MP) for Klottey Korle, has organised a horse-riding demonstration on the Oxford Street of Osu to create friendly relationship between the police and the community.
The exercise, which was a project of the MP, was held in partnership with the Mounted Squadron of the Ghana
Police Service and the Oxford Street Business Owners Association.
The program took place in three places simultaneously, namely Oxford Street, Independence Square Beach and the Police Barracks, and afforded some members of the community, especially the youth, to ride on horseback for the first time.
Dr Agyeman-Rawlings in an interview with Ghana News Agency said there had been negative sentiments between the community and the police, hence the decision to bridge the gap with a horse-riding exercise.
She said the Mounted Police Squadron of the Ghana Police Service was located in Osu with some 27 horses, and aside providing ceremonial services, it was important the unit was made accessible and affordable with the community to become a win-win situation.
“This would make children in the community learn to ride horse, and people paying for these lessons would help the police generate its own income. It is a project I believe would improve relation between the community and the police service, and would promote tourism in the area.
Dr Agyeman-Rawlings said the initiative would be made sustainable through private-public partnership with the Oxford Street Business Owners Association and the involvement of the community.
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