COGSAC Congratulates Dr Akuffo Dampare On His Appointment As Substantive IGP | General News

The Concerned Ghanaians for the Safety of the Citizenry (COGSAC) has formally congratulated Dr Akuffo Dampare on his official confirmation and swearing into office as the twenty third Inspector General of Police (IGP) by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, October8.

In a press statement copied to, COGSAC says his elevation to the position of the IGP makes him the ‘primus inter pares’ among his fellow commissioners, thus placing an onerous responsibility on his shoulders. However, COGSAC believes that he will use his invaluable years of experience to carry all officers and men of the service to deliver on the hopes and aspirations of the citizenry.

According to the group, his appointment makes him the youngest IGP ever to be appointed under the Fourth Republic; thus, it is quite refreshing for the teaming youth of this country that for the first time in the service, the appointment of an IGP was met with unanimous affirmation among the general Ghanaian populace.

“There sounding applause that heralded the announcement of his appointment as the acting and subsequent confirmation as the substantive IGP does not only show the general approval of Ghanaians in his appointment but also the confidence majority of the citizenry have in him”, the statement read.

COGSAC however urged Dr Akuffo Dampare to ensure that the citizenry live in safety as his appointment to the high office of the IGP has come at a time when kidnappings, banditry, Jihadist incursions, cross-border crime and armed robberies is on the ascendency.

“COGSAC equally knows that only a well-positioned police force imbibed with the tenets of discipline and professionalism can deal with the ever changing phase of crime in the country as such believe that his tenure will lead to a positive change in image of the service in order to confront the numerous challenges confronting the country”, the statement indicated.

COGSAC has therefore drawn the attention of the new IGP to a number of issues that require urgent resolution as that will be part of the confidence building processes; thus, updating the citizenry on a numerous criminal cases especially the high profile robbery and murder cases whose investigation have proven inconclusive will win the confidence of Ghanaians.

“It is our firm belief that dealing with some of these cases will not only relieve families of the victims of such heinous crimes of their pains, but will goal long way to rebuild confidence and trust in the service”, the group believed.

COGSAC has assured Dr Akuffo Dampare of their maximum cooperation and support in protecting lives and properties.

Source: Daniel Adu Darko/



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