Security expert Samuel Nana Appiah has urged for reforms to the Ghana Police Service to make it more efficient and effective.
According to the analyst, the aftermath from the committee investigating the leaked audio on the ouster of Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare raises basic questions about the service’s challenges.
He stated that what had occurred prior to the committee was concerning and that we should help reform the service to improve it.
The analyst noted that some of the witnesses who have appeared have made negative remarks about the IGP, suggesting there may be more to be said.
“According to what is happening, some of the witnesses have decided to disclose other matters that were not captured on the tape,” he said. They want to go all out and state things that were recorded on tape while blaming the IGP for GPS mismanagement. The public should be able to ingest the issues. The Committee must be led by these problems and act in the public’s best interests.
Another aspect I’d want to bring up is that the two senior officers, COP Mensah and Superintendent George Asare, have become the sacrificial lambs who have revealed key issues regarding the current IGP’s handling of the Police. We must not brush what they have disclosed under the rug, but rather take them seriously.”