Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed C.O.P George Akuffo Dampare as the acting IGP.
This was made known to the public through a press statement released today, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, signed by the Director of Communications from the office of the President, Eugene Arhin.
According to the statement, the new and acting IGP, Dampare will be replacing Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh who has been directed by the president to embark on terminal leave, with effect from Sunday, 1st August 2021, pending his retirement from the Police Service on Thursday, 7th October 2021.
Until a substantive Inspector General of Police is appointed, in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution, President Akufo-Addo has asked Commissioner of Police George Akuffo Dampare, Ph.D, to serve as acting Inspector General of Police with effect from Sunday, 1st August 2021.
The President has also asked the Director-General of the Prisons Service, Mr. Patrick Darko Missah, to go on terminal leave from Sunday, 1st August 2021, with his retirement from the Service set to begin on Saturday, 16th October 2021.
He has, therefore, directed the Deputy Director-General of the Prisons Service, Mr Isaac Kofi Egyir, to act as Director-General of the Prisons Service, from Sunday, 1st August 2021, until a new Director-General is appointed, also in accordance with the Constitution.
President Akufo-Addo has conveyed, in person, his gratitude to both Mr. James Oppong Boanuh and Mr. Patrick Darko Missah for their dedicated and meritorious services to the nation and to the Police and Prisons Services, respectively, and wished them the very best in their future endeavours.
The statement also revealed that, the deputy director-general Isaac Kofi Egyir will become the acting director-general of the Ghana Prisons Service.
Read the complete statement below.
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