Top police officer declares Ghana is not ready for female IGP

Top police officer declares Ghana is not ready for female IGP

- DCOP Rtd Douglas Akrofi Asiedu has stated that it is too early to have a female IGP

- He explained that women have more family commitments and may therefore be distracted

- He however said that a woman would receive all the necessary support if she becomes IGP

A senior police official, DCOP Rtd Douglas Akrofi Asiedu, has argued that Ghana is not ready to have a female Inspector General of Police (IGP).

According to him, at the moment, it may be difficult for a woman to become the leader of the police force.

DCOP Akrofi, who is also a trainer at the Ghana Police Training Academy, added that it would therefore be a mistake for a woman to be considered for the position.

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Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise show, he added that women are more minded about their family than men are.

The veteran law enforcer explained, “Because, as for ladies, they are married; they have children, and their commitment to their family is more than men.”

He however went on to say that, it would not be an issue if a woman turns out to be the most qualified candidate to become IGP.

This, he said, would be ideal if the woman is able to play down her family issues and pick the police work up.

To him, inasmuch as it is a sensitive issue, it has happened in other countries, so it is not an impossible outcome.

Two women, COP Beatrice Zakpaa Vib-Sanziri and COP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, are among the officers being considered as replacement for David Asante Apeatu, who is set to retire in three months.

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