President Akufo-Addo will, today, October 8, swear into office Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Dr Dampare, who was appointed as acting IGP two months ago, will become Ghana’s 23rd Inspector General.
The Acting IGP, until his appointment, was the Director-General in charge of Administration at the Service.
The 51-year-old will also be the youngest IGP to ascend the position since the advent of the Fourth Republic, and the eighth youngest since Ghana gained independence.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo, a week ago, expressed confidence in Dr Dampare.
Speaking at the 50th Cadet Officers Graduation Ceremony held at the National Police Training School in Accra, the President said COP George Dampare’s recent initiatives vindicated his decision to appoint him as IGP.
Dr Dampare subsequently said President Akufo-Addo had promised to provide the needed support for him to succeed as IGP.
Profile of COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare
COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare has been in the Ghana Police Service for close to 30 years.
He joined the Service as a Constable and has risen to the highest rank of Commissioner of Police, becoming one of the youngest Police Officers to have attained this status in recent years.
He has served in many leadership capacities in the Service, including; Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, and Accra Region Police Commander.
COP Dr Akuffo Dampare became a Chartered Accountant at the age of 25 while serving as a Police Constable and holds a PhD in Finance.
He has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and University of Cape Coast.
Amongst his credentials; George Akuffo Dampare (PhD) was a Special Assistant to the Regional Commander, United Nations Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina, Municipal Police Commander, Cape Coast, ADC to the Vice President of Ghana, Accountant/Finance Officer, Ghana Police Service and the Head of Police and Narcotics Desk at the Ministry of Interior.
He has been credited for his lead role in the swift arrest of the alleged killer of former Abuakwa North MP, J.B. Danquah.
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