COP George Dampare is new IGP

The presidency has appointed COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare will take over as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) from Aug 1.

He takes over from James Oppong-Boanuh, a lawyer and police officer, who was appointed to be the police boss by President Akufo-Addo in October 2019.

In a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the Presidency, it directed the current IGP to “embark on terminal leave with effect from August 1, pending his retirement from the Ghana Police Service on October 7.”

“Until a substantive IGP is appointed in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution.
COP George Dampare until his appointment was the Director General in charge of Administration at the Service.

Profile of COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare

COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare has been in the Ghana Police Service for close to 30 years.

COP George Dampare is new IGP
COP George Dampare is new IGP

The presidency has appointed COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare will take over as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) from Aug 1.

He takes over from James Oppong-Boanuh, a lawyer and police officer, who was appointed to be the police boss by President Akufo-Addo in October 2019.

In a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the Presidency, it directed the current IGP to “embark on terminal leave with effect from August 1, pending his retirement from the Ghana Police Service on October 7.”

“Until a substantive IGP is appointed in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution

COP George Dampare until his appointment was the Director General in charge of Administration at the Service.

COP George Dampare is new IGP
Profile of COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare

COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare has been in the Ghana Police Service for close to 30 years.

He joined the service as a Constable and has risen to the highest rank of Commissioner of Police, becoming one of the youngest Police Officers to have attained this in recent years.

He has served in many leadership capacities in the Service including; Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, and Accra Region Police Commander. He is currently the Director General (Operations) of the Service.

COP Dr Akuffo Dampare became a chartered accountant at the age of 25 while serving as a Police Constable and currently holds a PhD in Finance.

He has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and at the University Of Cape Coast in Ghana.

Amongst his credentials; George Akuffo Dampare (PhD) was a Special Assistant to the Regional Commander, United Nations Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina, Municipal Police Commander, Cape Coast, ADC to the Vice President of Ghana, Accountant/Finance Officer, Ghana Police Service and the Head of Police and Narcotics Desk at the Ministry of Interior.

He has been credited for his lead role in the swift arrest of the alleged killer of former Abuakwa North MP, J.B. Danquah

Source: myjoyonline com

So we have new IGP, wow, every year one IGP. He’s welcome and we hope can do the job to satisfaction.

George Dampare has paid his dues and served in almost all capacities in the police service. Congrats to him.

When nepotism is replaced with competence, the results can be catastrophic. We need men who can do the job. A lot is going wrong and we need some amount of aggressiveness from the police and military leadership to set things straight.

Congrats on his new appointment.