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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

All you need to know about the Acting IGP James OPPONG-BOANUH

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday July 22, 2019 directed Deputy Inspector General of Police, James OPPONG-BOANUH to take over from his immediate boss, David Asante Apeatu who has been asked to proceed on leave prior to his retirement on August 14, 2019.
MyNewsGh.com has been digging into the profile of the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) and brings to its readers the details:
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION:
  • Masters in Human Rights –  University of Education, Winneba (2015)
  • (B.L.) – Ghana School of Law, Accra (1984) – Called to the Bar & Enrolled as a Member of the Ghana Bar Association (1984).         
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law and Political Science – University of Ghana, Legon (1982)
  • GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels, Dormaa Secondary School, Dormaa Ahenkro (1977, 1979)
  • Aboabo (Dormaa) L/A Primary & Middle Schools –    1963 – 1972
  1. POLICE MANAGEMENT AND FIELD COMMAND
  2. 2017 – 2018  –  Director-General/Administration
  3. 2013 – 2017   –  Director-General/Services  
  4. 2013                  Director-General/Police Intelligence and Professional   Standards (PIPS)
  • 2009              –  Director-General/Legal & Prosecutions
          –  Also acted as Director-General/Research & Planning.
  • 2007  –  2008 –  Regional Police Commander, Accra Region
  • 2006  –  2007 –  Regional Police Commander, the then Brong-Ahafo Region
  • 2005     Director-General/Welfare with  additional responsibility over  the ICT Directorate
  • 2004              –  Director-General/Human Resource
  • 2002 – 2004   –  Appointed First Chief Staff Officer to IGP
  • 2002         – Secretary to Police Council, Police Headquarters.
  • 1997 – 2000   –  Senior Legal Officer, Legal Directorate, Police Headquarters.
  • 1996 -1997    –  Regional Traffic Officer, Motor Traffic Unit, Tema Region. Also      acted as District Commander, Community 1, Tema
  • 1990 – 1996   – ADC/Personal Assistant to the Inspector-General of Police.
  • 1989         –  Officer in Charge, Accra Central Police Station.
UNITED NATIONS/PEACEKEEPING MISSION EXPERIENCE:
  • 2010 – 2012 – UNAMID – Appointed Police Commissioner and Head of Police Component of the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation (Mission) in Darfur (UNAMID)
  • 2005 – AMIS – Appointed Deputy Police Commissioner for the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS).
– Led the Advance Team to set up the Police Component of AMIS.
– Drafted the Police Component’s Concept of Operations (CONOPS).
– Acted as Police Commissioner for the Mission until the arrival of the substantive Commissioner (November 2005 – March 2006).
  • 2001 – CIVPOL Officer in the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor (UNTAET).
  • 2001- Personnel Officer at the CIVPOL Headquarters of UNTAET responsible for Transfers and Deployments.
  • 2001 (May) – 2002 (January) – Deputy Chief of Investigations/UNTAET.
  • 1994 – United Nations Mission in Mozambique (ONUMOZ) as a Civil Police (CIVPOL).
Source: mynewsgh.com

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