The appointment of COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare as Acting IGP from August 1 has been met with felicitations from both the service and Ghanaians.
Many believe his leadership will assuage the many challenges confronting the police service.
Television and radio show host, Blessed Godsbrain Smart, who earlier indicated the presidency faced a hurdle on settling between most competent Dampare and Kofi Boakye because of their professionalism, has said Dr. Dampare’s administration with the support of Kofi Boakye will restore the honour and dignity in the police.
“With you and Kofi Boakye by your side, I know something good will come out of Nazareth,” he said on the Smart Show Wednesday, July 21, 2021, streamed live on YouTube.
He charged Dr. Dampare to retrieve the lands belonging to police officers that have been seized by landguards as his first project.
Dr. Dampare has also been told not to recruit graduates as officers at the expense of old officers who advanced their education in the service as the status has it.
Captain Smart also said the incoming IGP should avert the numerous shooting and killing of police officers in the country and arrest any buffoon who misbehaves in the name of political parties.
“The police officers lands that have been seized must be retrieved as your first project”
“Secondly, when there is time for officers to be chosen in the police administration, old officers who have attained their Masters degree aren’t considered but rather, they pick fresh people. Please let those in the service already be considered. At least, they can be given a certain percentage”
“Thirdly, the way and manner with which the police are being shot and killed in this country is alarming and must also be worked on,” he requested.
Many police officers are jubilating over his appointment, but Captain Smart says “you shouldn’t let their jubilation be in vain.”
Assuming office on August 1, his first major assignment will be on August 4 as the #FixTheCountry demonstration comes off.
Dr. Dampare has also been told to refine the dignity of the police by abating the police officers who pound fufu in civilians homes, turned personal drivers for civilians, and holding the handbags of peoples wives in town.
“Many will come and congratulate you with money and I know your sort and what you’re capable of so don’t allow any idiot to cause your downfall,” Smart admonished.