President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed George Akuffo Dampare as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).
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Prior to his new appointment, he was a Commissioner of Police (COP).
He will be taking over from the outgoing IGP, James Oppong-Boanuh from August 1, 2021.
According to a report filed by Citinews, he has been penned down for the job, and the Presidency will soon communicate officially to Ghanaians.
He will from August 1, 2021, serve in an acting capacity until he is confirmed in consultation with the Council of State to fully take over the position
Although the outgoing IGP had reached retirement age, he was given a two-year mandate to serve in that capacity before he exits.
George Akuffo Dampare, who has served in various capacities within the Ghana Police Service, is known and praised for his professionalism, decency, and integrity within and outside the service.
In other news, President Akufo-Addo insists the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are better managers of the public purse, unlike previous administrations under the Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Speaking at the opening of the Pokuase Interchange to traffic, the president argued that he managed to utilize funds under the project to construct a 4 tier, instead of 3 tier interchange.
“Indeed, $289 million has been used by the Akufo-Addo government to construct three interchanges (at Pokuase, Obetsebi Lamptey, and Tamale) as opposed to $260 million used by the Mahama government to construct only the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.
These are further examples of the fact that we in the NPP are good protectors of the public purse,” he said.
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