A Security Analyst, Adam Bona says periodic reshuffling of the top officers at the Ghana Police Service is essential to keep the service’s security strategy unknown to criminals.
According to him, the recent re-assigning of officers will help boost the fight against crime.
Adam Bona’s comment comes after the Inspector General of Police reassigned 24 top officers within the security administration.
Among those reassigned was the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah who is now the Director-General in-charge of Welfare at the Ghana Police Service.
Tiwaa has been replaced by Isaac Ken Yeboah as the new Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department.
Adam Bona said;
“There is always the need to do changes periodically, at least once a year, where you will want to move officers from one position to another. And that significantly impacts positively on crime fighting. The idea is that once you do that, the enemy has to take time to do another re-assessment and so if you are fighting crime in our situation where we have a high influx of immigrants coming in from the sub region and we have been encircled by certain groups, it tells you that we just can’t have a flat security structure, ” he stated.
Shake-up in Police Service
On 3rd January, 2020, Inspector General of Police, IGP, James Oppong-Boanuh reassigned some officers of the Service.
Key among them was the reassignment of the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah. She is now the Director-General in-charge of Welfare at the Ghana Police Service.
This was contained in a press release signed by the IGP last Friday.
Others who were reassigned include, COP/Dr. George Akuffo Dampare who was the Director-General of Welfare. He is the Director-General, Administration, while the former Director-General, MTTD, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno. He is now the Director-General in-charge of Special Duties.