“Take the bull by the horns” – Koku Anyidoho advice to appointed Inspector General of Police


Chief Director of the Atta Mills Memorial Institute, Mr. Koku Anyidoho has asked the recently delegated Inspector General of Police COP George Akuffo Dampare to take extreme choices in building the Ghana Police Service and furthermore in guaranteeing the security of the country.

The former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) accepted that Mr. Dampare has the skill to follow through on his order.

I have spoken to men and women in uniform who don’t have a problem, they believe he will come with whatever God has given him.

“This whole governance process especially with the Police is a lot of fire fighting,” he said.

“The problem begins before you get to know. How you confront and manage it is where the steely nature of your being comes to the fore. So, it will come with its own challenges but if you look at the fact that he has held very high command positions over the period, I am sure he has seen it all. What has got to lose?

“Take the tough decisions, take the bull by the horn, and with the kind of system, we are having now if he is doing the right thing for which politicians get angry with him the nation will know. So for me, he should just do the right thing,” Mr. Anyidoho said in an interview on TV3

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has delegated COP George Akuffo Dampare as the Acting IGP. He replaces the active IGP, James Oppong Buanoh.

His appointment takes effect on August 1.