President Akufo-Addo has appointed the Commissioner of Police (COP) George Akuffo Dampare (Ph.D.), to serve as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Mr. Dampare is expected to assume office effective August 1, 2021.
He takes over from James Oppong-Boanuh who was appointed by President Akufo-Addo in October 2019.
A statement issued by the government and signed by the Director of Communication, Eugene Arhin, said James Oppong Boanuh is to proceed on terminal leave.
“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 Genral of Police with effect from Sunday, 7th Octoer 2021,” the statement said.
Until his appointment, COP George Dampare was the Director General in charge of Administration at the Service.