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Akufo-Addo Swears In Dampare As Substantive IGP

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Akufo-Addo Swears In Dampare As Substantive IGP

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn into office Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

This was at a short ceremony at the Jubilee House on Friday, October 8, 2021.

The ceremony was graced by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, top officials from the Police Service, and other high-profile personalities.

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COP Dr Dampare was appointed as Acting IGP effective from August 1, 2021, to replace James Oppong-Boanuh who was due for retirement.

He will be Ghana’s 23rd IGP, once the necessary validation processes are completed.

The 51-year-old, until this appointment, was the Director-General in charge of Administration at the Ghana Police Service.

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With about 30 years of active service, he has risen from the rank of constable to the current portfolio.

The President, speaking at the 50th Cadet Officers Graduation Ceremony held at the National Police Training School in Accra, last week Friday, expressed satisfaction with his work done so far.

According to him, the recent actions taken by the police administration to tackle security challenges in the country are commendable and have received the support of many Ghanaians.

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