Akufo-Addo gives retired Dep. IGP one year extension

Ghana’s deputy Inspector General of Police James Oppong Boanuh who was to retire from the Police Service on Monday has had his appointment extended by a year. No reasons were given for the extension of his tenure announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a letter signed by his Secretary, Nana Bediatuo Asante on October 4, 2018. “I am pleased to inform you that the president of the Republic of Ghana has granted you a one year contract of service as Deputy Director-General of Police, effective 8th October, 2018 to 7th October, 2019,” the letter read in part. Nana Akufo-Addo wished the Deputy IGP well in his new role. The extension the contract is however not peculiar to COP Oppong-Boanuh as his predecessor, Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan and former IGP John Kudalor and current IGP, David Asante-Apeatu have all had their contracts extended although they had passed retirement age. COP Oppong-Boanuh was appointed as deputy IGP on September 25, 2018. Prior to his appointment that position had been vacant for years. His appointment was characterized by criticisms with some people questioning his age because he had less than a month to retire. By 3news.com| Ghana]]>

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