Ghana picks police commanders for six new regions

IGP David Asante-Apeatu
IGP David Asante-Apeatu

Six senior police officers have been named to serve as commanders in the newly created regions in Ghana.

The six newly created regions are the Western North, Bono East, Ahafo, Savannah, North East and the Oti regions.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, has moved the Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mr Kwadwo Boapea Otchere, to the Western North Region as the Commander while DCOP Mr Emmanuel Djan Kyere, currently the Second in Command in the Eastern Region, would head the Bono East Region.

The Second in Command of the Central Region, DCOP Mr Enoch Adutwum Bediako, is now the Regional Commander for the Savannah Region, while the Second in Command in the Greater Accra Region, DCOP Mr Kwaku Boadu Peprah, is the Regional Commander for the Ahafo Region.

For the North East Region, the Regional Commander is DCOP Mr Albert Nang Baa Denkaabe, who until the new appointment was the Armourer General at the National Police Headquarters.

The Oti Region has as its Regional Commander DCOP Mr Osei Asibey Ahenkan, who was the Deputy Director General, MTTD, with DCOP Mr Francis Aboagye Nyarko, Director General PSO, moving to the Upper West Region as the Regional Commander.

The Second in Command (2i/c) of the Ashanti Region, DCOP Mr Fredrick Adu Anim, is now the Regional Commander for Greater Accra.

IGP explains

Speaking about the transfers, the IGP told the Daily Graphic that the movements to the new regions necessitated the transfer of new superior officers to fill the vacant positions created.

He said some divisional commanders had, by the movements, assumed higher roles of Second-in-Commands.

The appointments, he said, were expected considering the fact that the new regions must have their complements of security managers and regional security councils.

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