General News of Wednesday, 10 October 2018
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the contract of Deputy Inspector General of Police, COP James Oppong Boanuh by one year, MyNewsgh.com can exclusively report.
The former Director-General in charge of Police Administration attained the mandatory retirement age on October 8, 2018 but was asked to stay on by virtue of the fact that his services were still needed by the police administration and the country.
A letter dated October 4, 2018 and signed by the Nana Asante Bediatuo, Executive Secretary to the President on the contract extension read in part “With reference to your letter dated 17th September 2018, and a Memo dated October, 2018, from the Minister for the Interior on the subject matter above, I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has granted you a one-year contract of service as Deputy Director-General of Police, effective 8th October 2018, to 7th October 2019. I take this opportunity to congratulate you once again. Kindly indicate your acceptance or otherwise of this appointment, within 14 days of receipt of this letter. Please accept the President’s best wishes”
Meanwhile, an expert on Crime, Security and Governance with the Center for Cybersecurity and Crime Prevention (CCCP), Dr Emmanuel Mensah has described as “baseless noise” and series of publications in the news media that seek to suggest wrongdoing in the extension of the service contract of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, COP Oppong Boanuh.