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Sierra Leonean IGP pays courtesy call on Dr. Akuffo Dampare

Dr. Ambrose Michael Sovula, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) of Sierra Leone paid a courtesy call on the IGP, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare at the National Police Headquarters in Accra on the Tuesday, 12th October 2021.

The two Police Heads discussed issues relating to best practices in Community Oriented Policing, exchange programmes for personnel and other matters affecting the internal security of both Ghana and Sierra Leone.h

They also proposed an MOU on law enforcement for consideration by their respective governments to foster stronger bilateral relations between the two countries.

Present at the meeting were, Director-General Administration, COP/Mr. Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Director-General legal and Prosecution, COP/Mr. Kofi Boakye, Director-General National Patrols Department COP/Mr. Paul Manly Awuni and Director-General Human Resource, COP/Mr. Fred Adu Anim.

Dr George Akuffo Dampare sworn into office as substantive IGP

Dr George Akuffo Dampare sworn into office as substantive IGP
Dr George Akuffo Dampare has been confirmed as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday evening swore him into office at the Jubilee House.

Dr Dampare, 51, was asked by the President Akufo-Addo in July to become the acting IGP following the retirement of Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, pending the appointment of a substantive one.

At the ceremony at the Jubilee House in Accra, where the Oaths of Allegiance, Office, and Secrecy were administered, the President congratulated Dr Dampare on his appointment, which he said was “a well-deserved one.”

He said Dr Dampare had, over the last two months, acquitted himself creditably as the Acting IGP and that he (President) had no option than to confirm him as the substantive Police Boss.

“It’s been an eventful two months since his appointment, and the Acting IGP has left me with very little choice in the matter,” the President said.

“His actions, which have received widespread support and acclaim from the population, vindicates the decision I made to entrust him with the mandate of managing the police, albeit in a temporary capacity.”

President Akufo-Addo said Dr Dampare, who had served the nation dutifully since joining the Police Service, will make an effective leader of the Service and help foster its efficiency.

“He would be walking in the footsteps of the 22 previous occupants of the Office, and I have no doubt that in Dr George Akuffo Dampare, we have a worthy successor to Mr James Oppong-Boanuh and indeed the others who have gone before him.”

The President reminded the IGP of the emerging complex nature of crime and the role of the police in safeguarding the peace, the safety of the people and the preservation of the territorial integrity of the State.

That, he said, would guarantee that citizens went about their normal lives in security and hope to improve the quality of their circumstances.

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