Samuel Nana Appiah, CEO of Global Intelligence and Security Analysis Centre, believes the appointment of the Inspector General of Police should be merit-based, not politically motivated.
He contended that those appointed to the highest ranks of the Police Service must be people who merit the position and can manage the GPS with integrity and competence.
He disclosed this during an interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5 fm.
According to Samuel Nana Appiah, the Police Service requires reforms to become more efficient, effective, and, most importantly, an independent body free of political interference.
”The Police Service requires reform. We do need to change a lot of things. One of the most important things we should change is the way the IGP is appointed. The appointment of the IGP must be meritorious.”
He added that those appointed to that position must be guided by the need to work in the best interests of Ghanaians rather than themselves.
Mr. Appiah advised the IGP to give senior officers the ‘free hand’ to work without causing any annoyance or interference in their operations.
He was responding to the findings of the committee investigating the leaked tape, emphasising that the public hearing is unhealthy.
The analyst requested the committee hold an in-camera hearing for the remaining probe based on the committee’s previous discussions and revelations.
”The committee must schedule the next hearing behind closed doors. That is my point of view. The revelations and issues before the committee are concerning. If we do not do so, several other issues that must be kept secret and not made public will be exposed, putting our security at risk.”