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Dr. George Akuffo Dampare sworn in as Inspector General of Police

On Friday, October 8, 2021, the overlord of the nation swore in Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the nation’s 23rd Inspector General of Police. He was appointed as the acting Inspector General of Police of the Ghana Police Service by President Nana Akufo-Addo on 21 July 2021 effective 1 August 2021.

Taking the mantle from James Oppong-Boanuh who had been serving since October 2019, the current IGP portrayed readiness to combat crime in the country. He deploying more than a hundred (100) Anti-Robbery personnel in the Bono East Region. IGP George Akuffo Dampare led the 60-hour ground operation to combat serious crimes in the area.

This got the chiefs and opinion leaders in the areas like Abease in the Bono East to praise him by saying “We have been living here all our lives and no IGP or top police management team has ever visited the communities in Abease or New Longoro or the surrounding villages over our security concerns.”

Following his appointment as the acting IGP, the police have received several praises.

Ghanaians, therefore, called on the President to give him the mandate right away. On the 8th day of October 2021, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akuffo-Addo sworn him as the 23rd IGP of Police.

“On Friday, 8th October 2021, I swore in Dr George Akuffo Dampare as our nation’s 23rd Inspector General of Police. I congratulate him warmly on his appointment, and, with no hesitation, say that it is a well-deserved one. He has risen through the ranks of the Police Service, starting-off as a constable, and has served his nation dutifully.”

“Today, he has reached the pinnacle of his career and will serve, for the next four (4) years, as Inspector General of Police. He has demonstrated that he will be an effective leader of the Police Service, and will help foster its efficiency.” The president stated.


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