- Supt Cephas Arthur stated he experienced challenges during his time as Director of Public Affairs
- He said one challenge was the untimely flow of information to his former department
- His former deputy, Sheila Abayie Buckman will be the new Director of Public Affairs
Superintendent Cephas Arthur, the Ghana Police Service's former Director of Pubic Affairs, has commented on circumstances surrounding his transfer from the police service's public relations department to head the East Legon District Command.
Speaking to Class FM's Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom, Superintendent Cephas Arthur reiterated that come Monday June 12th, he will no longer act as the Ghana Police Service's mouthpiece.
During the interview, Superintendent Cephas Arthur related that he'd faced certain challenges during his tenure as the service's PR top dog. According to him, some of the said challenges originated from fellow police officers who had "issues with some of the things that went public".
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He also said that another challenge was that sometimes information was relayed to the PR department in good time.
“Again, there was the failure of some of the departments within the service to brief the PR team on matters in time. You occasionally would hear matters relating to the Police Service in the media before they even came to us at the PR department. That was a challenge.” he said.
According to a memo signed by the current Inspector General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, the police service's veteran PR man will be heading the Ghana Police Services East Legon District command come June 12th. His deputy, DSP Sheila Abayie Buckman, will now take up the mantel of Director of Public Affairs for the Ghana Police Service.
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