COP George Akuffo Dampare, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), is not effectively running the police force, according to George Alex Mensah, the Director of Operations for the Ghana Police Service.
The fact that things are not going well under the present IGP is a well-kept secret among the senior brass of the police department.
IGP Mensah’s leadership, according to COP Mensah, has caused a fall in morale among many police officers. He was speaking to a parliamentary select committee looking into a leaked audio of the IGP.
“Dampare is not doing a good job of administering the Police Service, and most police officers are not satisfied. On August 31, COP Mensah informed the committee, “You may call the police officers beneath, and they will tell you.
Even though he omitted to say which political party he supports, COP Mensah acknowledged his involvement in politics and his work on behalf of a political party.
His remarks are reminiscent of similar views heard on a video that was released and in which he is heard urging Bugri Naabu that the IGP must be fired in order for the NPP to win the 2024 elections.
Additionally, COP Mensah vehemently denied the tape’s veracity.
He insisted that the recording had been altered and did not adequately capture the conversation he had with former NPP Northern Regional Chairman Bugri Naabu.
COP Mensah made the claim while testifying before the committee looking into the audiotape in which senior police officials can be heard conversing with Bugri Naabu, a former chairman of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Northern regional committee, plotted to depose the IGP.