June 4, 2023

COP Akuffo Dampare Named New IGP By President Nana Addo

President Akufo Addo has appointed the Commissioner of Police (COP) George Akuffo Dampare as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) taking over from James Oppong-Boanuh, effective 1 August 2021.

Oppong-Boanuh has been the head of the Police Service since 14 August 2019, when President Akufo-Addo so appointed him in accordance with the Constitution of Ghana.

COP Dampare is currently the director general in charge of administration in the Ghana Police Service and a member of the Police Management Board.

President Akufo Addo has ordered James Oppong Boanuh to go on a terminal leave starting from August 1, 2021 pending his retirement from the Ghana Police Service on October 7.