President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed James Oppong-Boanuh, the Deputy Inspector General of Police as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).
He would be acting until a substantive IGP is appointed as David Asante-Appeatu has been asked to proceed on leave.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, on Monday July 22, 2019.
”President Akufo-Addo has asked the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanug, to act as IGP until a substantive IGP is appointed in accordance with the Constitution,” A statement signed by Mr Arhin on Monday said.
COP Oppong-Boanuh, who has equally hit his retirement age, was granted an extension by President Akufo-Addo in 2018 after he wrote to the Interior Ministry to ask for extension of his service.
President Akufo-Addo in October 2018 granted him a one-year extension which ends in October 2019.
The Deputy IGP position, which is part of the Police Service Regulations under C.I. 76, had been vacant for many years until the police administration appointed COP Oppong Boanuh who was then the Director General of Administration to fill the position in September 2018.