- IGP Dr George Akuffo Dampare, the Ghana Police Service and the Attorney General have been sued by 82 police officers
- The 82 officers say there is a deliberate ploy to deny them their promotions despite being eligible many months ago
- The officers have filed a suit at the high court demanding that they be given the promotions due them
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Some 82 police officers have sued the Inspector General of Police (IGP) George Akuffo Dampare and the Ghana Police Service for failing to promote them despite being eligible.
Joined to the suit filed at the high court is the Attorney General's Department.
The 82 plaintiffs, led by Inspector Kofi Osal, say the IGP and the two other defendants have treated them unfairly and capriciously.
Plaintiffs claim they are eligible for promotion
In their statement of claim, the aggrieved police officers explained that they were eligible for promotions after completing their studies through the study leave with pay policy.
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However, many months after completing the programme the police officers say they have not been promoted.
“Each and every plaintiff having qualified were selected and made to enter into the requisite Bond to serve the Police Service upon completion of their various courses for at least Five (5) years upon condition that the Bond would be entreated when breached," the police officers said.
IGP reveals officers who die in the line of duty will be replaced by Sons and daughters
In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that the IGP has introduced a new policy to allow the children and close relatives of police officers who die in the line of duty to replace them in the service.
Dr George Akuffo Dampare revealed this on Friday, August 12, 2022.
The IGP explained that the move is to pacify the deceased officers and also ensure continuity in the police service.
78-year-old Ghanaian woman pleads with IGP to get her land back from land guards
Also, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that a 78-year-old woman called on Ghana's Inspector General of Police (IGP) to help her get back the land she claimed to have bought in 2002.
According to the woman, her property has been resold to land guards, and all efforts to get it back have proven futile.
The old woman's daughter claims that the police were involved in selling the property and has promised to take all necessary steps to reclaim the land for her mother.
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