President Akufo-Addo has named James Oppong-Boanuh as Acting Inspector-General of Police until a substantive one is appointed.
According to a statement issued Monday, July 22 by Communications Director at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin, the President has directed the IGP, David Asante Apeatu to hand over to Mr. Oppong-Boanuh with immediate effect.
Ghana’s 28th IGP was supposed to end his extended service August 14, 2019, after his tenure was extended by a year in August 2018.
Commissioner of Police (C.O.P) Oppong-Boanuh placed second to Beatrice Vib-Sanziri in a list of top five possible successors of Mr. Apeatu Asante.
In that list, prepared by Security analyst, Adam Bonah, also had Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah and Nathan Kofi Boakye in the race to becoming Ghana’s next IGP. Some 522 serving officers, retired officers and former IGPs, answered not less than 12 questions administered to them by Bonah’s Security Warehouse Limited.
Explaining his work on JoyNews TV and Joy FM Friday, May 17, the analyst said his team based their work on current profiles, of the possible candidates, the positions they held as well as the regions they worked in.
The candidates’ international exposure, major arrests or operations they undertook, the years they have served, administrative roles plus their achievements and legacies in the Police Service.