General News of Saturday, 18 February 2017
The outgoing Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, has thanked the chiefs and people of the region for their support for him during his stay in the region.
According to him, the unflinching support he enjoyed both from the chiefs and the people as well as his colleague officers led them to make major gains, hence the same support should be demonstrated toward his replacement, COP Ken Yeboah.
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.”
Speaking at a sendoff event in Kumasi on Friday February 17, he said: “I will like to thank the Asantehene Otumfuo II and all the chiefs in the region for the support they gave me during my stay in the region. Also, all the achievements would not have been possible without the support of all the other officers. I was just directing affairs but those who actually did the work are the officers, and, so, I will like to thank them very much. The media also played a key role in the fight against crime in the region, and, so, I also congratulate them in that respect. The Police administration has assigned another regional commander, Ken Yeboah, who is capable of fighting crime in the society, to the region. I can assure you that he knows his job and will sustain the gains we have made in the region and improve on them. I want you to give him all the support you gave to me.”