COP Enoch Adutwum Bediako, Director-General of Services at the Police Head Office, has clarified that the Inspector General of Police is not obligated to promote any police officer.
COP Bediako addressed Police Basic School students as part of the Snatch Them Young Police Initiative, advising future service members not to assume the IGP must promote them due to their long service experience.
His comments follow claims by COP Alex Mensah to the parliamentary commission about the low morale in the Police Service due to the failure of IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare to promote officers due for promotion.
“You cannot go and tell the IGP that, I have worked so I need promotion, as if he is obliged to promote you, whether you work or you don’t work. No. The answer is, it depends on how you have worked within the period then the IGP will promote you. So in future, if you become police officers put that in your mind.”