Gov’t committed to resourcing revived Police under new IGP – Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has assured that government is committed to resourcing the Ghana Police Service.

According to him, the government has been impressed with the revival the force has had in the past month under the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.

The new IGP officially started work on August 1, 2021, after he was appointed in an acting capacity by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to replace the retired James Oppong-Boanuh.

Speaking to Citi News, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said the government is so far happy with the new IGP.

“The government is pleased that the IGP and the revived police team are taking the bull by the horns and literally on a daily basis is on the offensive and also updating the country.

“One of the things that used to be rare is the conference of Regional Commanders, the new IGP quickly called one focusing on the issues of robbery, homicides and appears to be tackling them and keeps updating the country,” the Minister of Information said.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah added, “On the part of the government, we remain committed to resource the police for them to act.”

The praise comes on the back of several changes seen in the Ghana Police Service since the new IGP took over.

Particularly, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has been lauded for his boots-on-the-ground leadership exhibited in the past month.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw KwafoJournalist

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