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General News Wed, 8 Feb 2017

Kofi Boakye’s transfer not political – Police

The reassignment of Ashanti Regional Police Commander COP Nathan Kofi Boakye and other officers was not because there had been a change of government, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, has said.

COP Kofi Boakye has been reassigned to head the Accra Police Research and Planning unit. This was announced in a statement on Tuesday, 7 February.

Other prominent transfers include COP Rose Atinga Bio, Director General Research and Planning, who is now Director General Technical. Director General of Services COP James Oppong-Boamah becomes Director General, Administration; COP Frank Adu Poku – Director General, Technical, is now Director General, Services; COP George Akuffo Dampare, Commandant, Ghana Police Command and Staff College, also assumes a new role as Director-General, ICT.

The release continued: “COP Ransford Moses Ninson, Director General, Administration, to Director General, Welfare; DCOP Yaagy Akuibah, Regional Commander, WR, to Director-General, National Patrol & Visibility; DCOP David Nenyi Ampah Benin, Director General, to Regional Commander, Central Region; DCOP Maxwell Atingane, Regional Commander, Brong Ahafo Region, to Director-General, MTTD; DCOP Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro III, Director General, Special Duties, to Regional Commander, Accra Region.”

This is the second major reshuffle by acting Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu since being at the helm.

Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Wednesday, 8 February, Supt. Arthur said: “Transfers have been a part of the Police Service. The transfers were meant to enhance the delivery of service by the officers. It is all in the interest of Ghana.”

“The transfers were not because there had been a change of government. When John Kudalor came, he transferred some officers. When Mohammed Alhassan took over from Paul Quaye he also transferred some officers to different locations within the same government, and, so, it is when police leadership changes that the transfers are done, not when government changes. Every IGP has his own mission, hence the transfers.”
Source: classfmonline.com