Police Director of Public Affairs, Cephas Arthur, has dispelled rumors that the reassignment of former Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, was politically motivated.
According to Superintendent Cephas Arthur, the reassignments that have effected high ranking members of the Ghana Police Force has nothing to do with the fact that there has been a change of government.
Yesterday, February 7th, it was announced that COP Nathan Kofi Boakye was recalled to the Ghana Police Service National Headquarters to take up the position of Director of Research and Planning. This decision has been branded many as a political move inspired the change of government to an New Patriotic Party led administration.
Further reassignments according to the press release are as follows: “COP Ransford Moses Ninson, Director General, Administration, to Director General, Welfare; DCOP Yaagy Akuibah, Regional Commander, WR, to Director-General, National Patrol & Visibility; DCOP David Nenyi Ampah Benin, Director General, to Regional Commander, Central Region; DCOP Maxwell Atingane, Regional Commander, Brong Ahafo Region, to Director-General, MTTD; DCOP Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro III, Director General, Special Duties, to Regional Commander, Accra Region.”
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“Transfers have been a part of the Police Service. The transfers were meant to enhance the delivery of service by the officers. It is all in the interest of Ghana,” said Cephas Arthur
Superintendent Cephas Aurther was speaking in an interview with Accra100.5FM's Jerry Forson on Ghana Yenson, Wednesday, February 8th.
“The transfers were not because there had been a change of government. When John Kudalor came, he transferred some officers.
When Mohammed Alhassan took over from Paul Quaye he also transferred some officers to different locations within the same government, and, so, it is when police leadership changes that the transfers are done, not when government changes. Every IGP has his own mission, hence the transfers.”