President Akufo-Addo on Friday, October 8, 2021, swore into office Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).
He assured COP Dampare that his government will support him to deliver on his mandate of providing security to the people of Ghana.
“It is in everybody’s interest that the Police Service conducts itself as a principled, creditable instrument of accomplishing the executive’s duty to maintaining law and order in the state. Governments in our body politics have term limits, in a multiparty democracy parties win and lose power. It is good for the health of the nation that this should be so.
“This is why the Police Service under your leadership should not tie its wellbeing or otherwise to the fortunes of the ruling party of the day.
“As president, and together with you as Inspector General of Police, we need to cooperate to ensure that the Police service is left to focus on its core mandate and not be an appendage of the ruling party.”