The President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has today sworn in Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector General of Police at the Jubilee House after acting for few months. At the swearing-in ceremony, the President advised the new IGP not to be tied to the ruling party. The president detailed that Ghana is has a multi-party democracy.
Parties lose and win elections and different parties come into power from time to time. He added that this is good for the health of the nation as this shows the beauty of democracy. Therefore he advised that the Police service should not tie their well being to the fortune of the ruling party of the day.
The President admonished that the Police service must cooperate with the government to ensure that they focus on their core mandate and not be an appendage of the ruling party. Dr Akuffo Dampare has now become the 23rd IGP of Ghana and the 8th youngest, aged 51. During his term as the acting IGP, he received lots of praise from Ghanaians and this has resulted in his endorsement ad the substantive IGP of Ghana.
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