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Akufo Addo Appoints New IGP, James Oppong Boanuh Has Been Sacked

His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo, the President of Ghana has appointed COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare as new Inspector General of Police (IGP). The new Inspector General of Police Dr George Akuffo Dampare will replace the previous James Oppong Boanuh

The appointment will make COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare the most youthful Inspector General in the records of Ghana. Prior to his appointment, the recently appointed IGP was the Director-General in charge of Administration of the Ghana Police Service and the following in command after his manager James Oppong Boanuh. 

He became a chartered accountant at the age of 25 while serving as a Police Constable and as of now 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. 

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 as of now the Director General (Operations) of the Service. 

Somewhere in the range of 2010 and 2015, under the leadership of two IGPs, Messrs. Paul Tawiah Quaye and Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Dampare drove and coordinated the ' National Anti-armed Robbery Reward to Informant Initiative' , which saw the arrest and indictment of many infamous armed looters across the country. 

Following the new security crisis namely the Constable Emmanuel Osei shot in bullion van attack, Ejura shootings couple with the death of other police staff, His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo has given the previous IGP James Oppong Boanuh the marching orders. 

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