The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has made two key appointments to the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Prisons Service.
He named Commissioner of Police (COP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare as the acting Inspector General of the Ghana Police (IGP) and promoted the Deputy Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service, Mr Isaac Kofi Egyir, to the Ag. Director General of the Prisons Service.
Both appointments take effect from Sunday, August 1, this year.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, said the new IGP and Director General of Prisons would act in their respective roles until substantive heads were appointed in accordance with the dictates of the 1992 Constitution.
Consequently, President Akufo-Addo has directed the IGP, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, to embark on his terminal leave from August 1, this year, pending his retirement from the service on October 7, this year.
Regarding the Ghana Prisons leadership, the President asked the Director General of the service, Mr Patrick Darko Missah, to go on terminal leave from August 1, this year, with his retirement from the service set to begin on October 16, this year.
The President expressed his gratitude to Mr Oppong-Boanuh and Mr Darko Missah for their dedicated and meritorious services to the nation and the police and prisons services, respectively.
He also wished them the very best in their future endeavours.