The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare and his entourage on February 16, 2022, paid a 3-day working visit to the Oti Region to experience the general security situations in the region and also to encourage personnel to be dedicated to Service and Ghana in the maintenance of law and order.
The team was welcomed by the Oti Regional Police Commander, DCOP/Mr Charles Dormamban together with other Senior Police officers with the Regional Headquarters formation.
The IGP in his interaction with personnel stated that the Police are servants who are to serve the community they are posted to and not to lord over and scare the people. He reiterated that the Police is poised to protect lives and property and to enhance the safety and security of the citizenry. He further called for support from all and sundry to help the Police to deliver on its mandate since security is a shared responsibility. The IGP and his team also assured the citizenry that the Police Administration is resolute in changing the face of the service to meet international standards.
Further, the IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare outlined some of the policies been pursued by the Police Administration to make Ghana Police Service a world-class Police institution. Notable among the policies is the implementation of the new holistic training programmes at the various Police Training Schools to produce all-around effective and efficient Policemen and women who are proficient in driving, riding and swimming and Police officers who respect the fundamental human rights of the citizenry to harness the human resource base.
While on the tour, the IGP and his entourage seized the opportunity to pay a courtesy call on the Regional Minister of Oti Region, Honourable Dr. Joshua Makubu. The team also visited the various paramountcies in the region including Nana Mprah Basamuna III, the President of Oti Regional House of Chiefs and Omanhene of Krachi Traditional Council; Nana Obrenpong Kanya II, the Paramount Chief Of Nchumuru Traditional Area; Ubor Tassan Konja VI, the Chief of Kpassa; Nana Kwaku Beyeinor II, Chief of Dambai; Nana Asabre Amoakotia, Bamuhene of Kadjebi Traditional Area; Nana Edze Kpesse Tetteh Brantuo VII, Adontenhene of Buem Traditional Area and Chief of Jasikan; Nanai Okotor Kwa Me Tegyei VII, Nanai Kwadjo Asiakwa II and Nanai Buadu Basahia, Paramount Chief of Nkonya, Torgbedga Tsedze-Atakora VII, Paramount Chief of Alavanyo, Traditional Area, and Nana Mbabilla II, Sibi Central Chief.
The IGP also used the occasion to interact with students and pupils of Dambai College of Education and St Thomas Aquinas Roman Basic School in Dambai, he encouraged them to be committed to their education which is the bedrock of success. He also encouraged them to see challenges as an opportunity to achieve future goals.
Accompanying the IGP were Director-General (DG) National Patrol Department, COP Mr. Paul Manly Awini; DG/MTTD, COP Mr. Francis Aboagye Nyarko and DG/Welfare, DCOP Mrs Habiba Twumasi Sarpong, Others include Deputy-Chief Staff Officer, C/Supt Grace Ansah-Akrofi; Director, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU); C/Supt/Mr A. Abass and Director, Public Affairs Directorate, Supt/Mr Alexander K. Obeng.
Credit: Ghana Police Service