President Akufo-Addo has named Commissioner of Police (COP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the Acting Inspector General of Police.

COP Dr. Akuffo Dampare who has served the service for over 30 years will replace the current IGP James Oppong-Boanuh on August 1, 2021 in an acting capacity.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has directed the Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong Boanuh, to embark on terminal leave, with effect from Sunday, 1st August 2021, pending his retirement from the Police Service on Thursday, 7th October 2021”.

“Until a substantive Inspector General of Police is appointed, in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution, President Akufo-Addo has asked Commissioner of Police George Akuffo Dampare, Ph.D, to serve as acting Inspector General of Police with effect from Sunday, 1st August 2021”.

The statement announcing the decision also asked “Deputy Director General of the Prisons Service, Mr Isaac Kofi Egyir, to act as Director General of the Prisons Service, from Sunday, 1st August 2021, until a new Director General is appointed, also in accordance with the Constitution”.

About COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare

COP Dr Dampare has been in the Ghana Police Service for over 30 years. He joined the service as a Constable and has risen through the ranks to the high rank of Commissioner of Police. He is considered by many in and out of the police as the Second in Command of the Service.


He has served in many leadership capacities in the Police Service, including Director General (Finance), Director General (Welfare), Director General (ICT), Commandant of the Police Command and Staff College, Accra Regional Police Commander and Director General (Operations).

Currently holding a PHD in Finance, COP Dampare, became a chartered accountant at the age of 25 while serving as a Police Constable.


Below is the statement from the presidency.



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