President directs IGP to proceed on leave as George Akuffo Dampare takes charge of Police

President directs IGP to proceed on leave as George Akuffo Dampare takes charge of Police

President Akufo-Addo has directed the Inspector General of Police James Oppong Boanuh to proceed on leave effective August 1, 2021, ahead of his retirement in October.

In a statement released today 21st July 2021, and signed by the Communication Director at the Office of the President, the Police chief has been asked to vacate his position at the start of August 2021. He is due to go on retirement on October 7, 2021.

In his place will be the current Director-General in charge of Administration, Commissioner of Police George Akuffo Dampare, PhD. He would take over from his current boss on a temporary basis until a substantive Inspector General is appointed by the President in accordance with the laws.

Until his appointment, George Auffo Dampare has served in various capacities in his 32-year Police career. He has served as Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, Accra Regional Police Commander and Director General (Operations) among others in that span.

He joined the Services as a constable and has through determination and hard work rose through the ranks in an illustrious career spanning over three decades. He is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants chartered accountant. He obtained his PhD at the King’s College in London.

Prison Services

President Akufo-Addo has also directed the Director-General of Prison Service, Mr Patrick Darko Missah to also proceed on terminal leave from Sunday, August 1, 2021, ahead of his retirement on October 16, 2021.

The Deputy Director-General of the Prison Service, Mr Isaac Kofi Egyir has been asked to step in on a temporary basis on August 1, 2021, until a new director is appointed in accordance with the constitution.

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