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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 26 October 2021, inaugurated the Police Council at the Jubilee House in Accra.
The council is the highest oversight body of the Ghana Police Service, mandated by the 1992 Constitution to advise the President on policy issues relating to internal security and provide strategic direction for the operational and administrative effectiveness of the Service.
In his address, the President charged the newly sworn-in members of the Police Council to steer the service to become an accountable, responsive and professional institution.
He also tasked them to execute their mandate for the benefit of all Ghanaians and to ensure the peace and security of the country.
The Chairman of the Police Council, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in his response, expressed the gratitude of the council members to the President for the confidence reposed in them.
He noted that the members were aware of the task ahead, considering the sophisticated and changing nature of crime.
He gave the assurance that with dedication, hard work and selflessness, members of the council will work to redeem the name of the Ghana Police Service and make it one of the best police organisations in the world.
Dr Bawumia is the Chairman of the Council and the membership is constituted as follows:
Ambrose Dery, IGP Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Godfred Yeboah Dame, Mr Bram-Larbi Kwaku Esq., COP Joseph Boakye Appiah (Rtd.), ACP Mrs Faustina A. K. Andoh-Kwofie.
Other members include Inspector Felix Essuman, Mr Hadih A. Bin Salih and Madam Cecelia Eguakun.