Sammy Gyamfi, smart lawyer and the National Communication Officer of Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said numerous praises heap on the Inspector General of Police these few months is over underserving.
“We need more time to assess his performance as IGP. Just that sometimes I feel like some of the praises which are heaped on him are undeserving but we still need to give him time and see how he performs,”
According to the outspoken politician, Ghana’s once-revered security agencies have been tampered with by the ruling NPP, with NPP vigilante elements being integrated into the services.
He claims that as a result, all of the country’s security services are rapidly losing their reputation and integrity, implying that it is past time for something to be done about the situation.
“Robbery has now become rampant in Ghana and the Commander in Chief who is the President and the Vice President are there doing nothing about it. The security agencies need to be resourcing to fight some of the security issues that are coming up particularly the issue of robbery”
Although armed robbery has become alarming in Ghana, Sammy Gyamfi observed that there does not appear to be any deliberate plan in place to corral the activities of the criminals who are involved in these acts, leaving the citizens of the country in fear.
Meanwhile, on Friday, October 8, 2021, Ghana’s President confirmed COP George Akuffo Dampare as the country’s 23rd Inspector General of Police.