The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh has been confirmed as the substantive IGP of the country by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, ABC NEWS can report.
IGP Oppong-Boanuh was made to fill the void in an acting capacity in July after the immediate past IGP, David Asante-Appeatu proceeded on leaving ahead of his retirement from the police service.
Having been endorsed as the substantive boss, he gets to serve his country for two more years even though he has reached his retirement age.
In 2018, the then COP wrote to the Interior Ministry to request for an extension of his service, which extension was duely granted by President Akufo-Addo.
His confirmation appears to have thrown personnel of the Ghana Police Service into an elated mood as they have taken to social media to celebrate their new boss.
In a Facebook post, the Ghana Police Service congratulated IGP Oppong-Boanuh on his appointment as the Inspector General of Police and expressed confidence in his ability to bring reforms into the service and ensure effective policing.