President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed COP Dampare as the acting IG after he directed the current Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. James Oppong Boanuh, to go on leave starting from Sunday, August 1, 2021, which is also in wait of his retirement from the Police Service on Thursday, 7th October 2021.
This probably might have come up following calls from a section of Ghanaians asking the President to remove the IGP. According to some Mr. Jame Oppong-Boanuh has failed in executing his work as an IGP.
The IGP has been under constant criticism following comments he made after the death of a police officer in a bullion van attack.
He was reported to have stated that Ghana is not heaven to record zero crime.
President Akufo-Addo has asked Commissioner of Police (COP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, to serve as acting Inspector General of Police with effect from Sunday, 1st August 2021, until a substantive Inspector General of Police is appointed and in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution.