Ghana’s New IGP, Dr Dampare Pledges To Make Ghana Police Service Better

Ghana’s new Inspector General of Police, COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare has pledged to make the service better.

He made this statement after he was sworn into office by President Akufo-Addo on Friday, October 8, 2021, which was monitored by

“Working with my colleagues in the Police service and outside it, and also getting the support and the backing of the population of the country we will be able to leave the Police service better than we came to meet it.

“So that at the end of the day if we leave the service and we are passing by and we see Police people doing excellent job we will be proud and tell ourselves that yes we also contributed and as a result of that we are seeing a different Police service,” COP Dr Dampare stated.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, President Akufo-Addo stressed the support his government will give to the IGP.

He also advised Dr Dampare to discharge his duties without any partisan political influence.

“It is in everybody’s interest that the Police Service conducts itself as a principled, creditable instrument of accomplishing the executive’s duty to maintaining law and order in the state. Governments in our body politics have term limits, in a multiparty democracy parties win and lose power. It is good for the health of the nation that this should be so.

“This is why the Police Service under your leadership should not tie its wellbeing or otherwise to the fortunes of the ruling party of the day.

“As president, and together with you as Inspector General of Police, we need to cooperate to ensure that the Police service is left to focus on its core mandate and not be an appendage of the ruling party,” President Akufo-Addo said.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

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