Dr George Akuffo Dampare biography, the new IGP .
News coming in from the Presidency of Ghana suggest the outgoing of COP James Oppong Boanuh as the Inspector General of Police and in his place will be COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
In a letter signed by the Director of Communication at The Presidency Eugene Arhin, it was revealed that President Akufo Addo has asked the current IGP Oppong Boanuh to proceed on leave from 1st August.
James Oppong Boanuh was appointed as the IGP in 2019 but is due to be retired.
The question then is Who is George Akuffo Dampare ?
Doctor George Akuffo Dampare is the youngest IGP to be appointed in the 4th republic.
He joined the Police service as Constable in 1990
He was adjudged the overall best Cadet for the 32nd Cadet officers in 1996.
He has thus served at the top level in the Police hierarchy having served as;
Director General for Welfare
Director General for MTTD
Director General for Research and Planning
Director General for Operations.
Director General for ICT
Director General for finance
Director General for National Patrol
Having passed the GCE Ordinary and Advanced level examinations as a private candidate in 1989 and 1992 respectively, Dr. Dampare proceeded to study accountancy and became a Chartered Accountant in 1996 at age 25.
He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Finance and Management from the King’s College, London, University of London, and has two Master of Science degrees with distinction in Accounting & Finance, from London South Bank University, UK and Business Systems Analysis & Design from City University of London, UK.
Dr. Dampare also has a certificate in High Impact leadership from the Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, UK and a certificate in Leadership and Management from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Dr. Dampare has also served and continues to serve on several boards including the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) Governing Board, Data Link University College Council, Police Central Disciplinary Board and the Pumpkins Foundation Board (a philanthropic organization for underprivileged children, including those with autism).
He is married to Anita and has six children.