The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) joins security experts, social commentators, and ordinary Ghanaians to willingly embrace the rightful appointment and speedy confirmation of Dr. George Akuffo- Dampare as the new IGP.
We note with utmost pride that Dr. Akuffo Dampare has become the first Honorary Member of the GJA to occupy the most consequential position in the Ghana Police Service. We accordingly bask in his glory.
As the saying goes, “the ladder starts from the lowest step to the highest.” From a low rank, Dr. Akuffo Dampare has been propelled to the highest position of IGP by his infectious humility, professional discipline, intellectual development, and tenacious pursuit of his dream.
These virtues, coupled with the depth of confidence in him as verbalized by President Akufo- Addo and the degree of support as expressed by the public, all vindicate the rectitude of GJA’s decision to make Dr. Akuffo- Dampare its honorary member.
A special appeal goes to all journalists to maximally support their own to succeed.
In this context we believe that the best index of success will be a drastic reduction in the crime rates, manifest restoration of peace and security, and improved police-civilian relations.
Indeed, the IGP takes office at a time when crime, including daylight robbery, is proliferating at nerve-wracking speed. His appointment should not only ignite the hope of the public in the police but more importantly, give criminals the creeps in the sense that their days are numbered. And one sure way to achieve this as well as define Dr. Akuffo- Dampare’s tenure is ruthless clampdown, massive arrest, and expeditious prosecution of such criminals so that Ghana will live up to her motto of a land of freedom and justice.
We wish him well.