Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has been sworn in as Ghana’s twenty-third(23) Inspector General of Police(IGP) by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The President at a ceremony at the Jubilee House on Friday, 8th October 2021 conferred George Akuffo Dampare as the country’s substantive IGP.
He took over from James Oppong-Boanuh as acting Inspector General of Police on 1st August, 2021 before his substantive appointment.
Most Ghanaianas seems to be happy with his work so far and are relying on him to solve the current insecurity in the country.
George Akuffo Dampare is a Ghanaian chartered accountant and police officer. Prior to being appointed as IGP, George Akuffo Dampare served in different command and staff positions including Aide-de-camp to the Vice President, Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, Accra Regional Police Commander and Director General (Operations).
In a congratulatory message to the IGP issued by President Akufo-Addo, he stated,
“On Friday, 8th October 2021, I swore in Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as our nation’s 23rd Inspector General of Police.
I congratulate him warmly on his appointment, and, with no hesitation, say that it is a well-deserved one. He has risen through the ranks of the Police Service, starting-off as a constable, and has served his nation dutifully. Today, he has reached the pinnacle of his career, and will serve, for the next four (4) years, as Inspector General of Police. He has demonstrated that he will be an effective leader of the Police Service, and will help foster its efficiency.”