President Akufo-Addo will today, October 8, swear into office Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).
If sworn-in, the 51-year old distinguished senior police officer would be Ghana’s youngest Inspector General of Police.
President Akufo-Addo two months ago appointed Dr. Dampare as the Acting IGP.
He has since his appointment received favourable ratings and commendation for his work with some critics demanding his approval as substantive IGP without delay.
Profile of COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare
COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare has been in the Ghana Police Service for close to 30 years.
He joined the Service as a Constable and has risen to the highest rank of Commissioner of Police, becoming one of the youngest Police Officers to have attained this status in recent years.
He has served in many leadership capacities in the Service including; Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, and Accra Region Police Commander. He is currently the Director-General (Operations) of the Service.
COP Dr Akuffo Dampare became a Chartered Accountant at the age of 25 while serving as a Police Constable and currently holds a PhD in Finance.
He has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.
Amongst his credentials; George Akuffo Dampare (PhD) was a Special Assistant to the Regional Commander, United Nations Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina, Municipal Police Commander, Cape Coast, ADC to the Vice President of Ghana, Accountant/Finance Officer, Ghana Police Service and the Head of Police and Narcotics Desk at the Ministry of Interior.
He has been credited for his lead role in the swift arrest of the alleged killer of former Abuakwa North MP, J.B. Danquah.