President Akufo-Addo has granted the deputy Inspector General of Police James Oppong-Boanuh a one-year contract extension following his retirement.
Mr. Oppong-Boanuh was elevated to occupy the second highest office of the Police Service barely three weeks to his statutory retirement at the age of 60.
A letter from the Executive Secretary of the president Nana Asante Bediatuo to Mr. Oppong-Boanuh said: “With reference to your letter dated 17th September, 2018, and a Memo dated 3rd October, 2018, from the Minister for the Interior on the subject matter above. I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has granted you a one-year contract service as Deputy Director-General of the Police effective 8th October, 2018 to 7th October, 2019.”
Reports have it that there is growing tension within the Service over contract extension for retired officers.
Sources within the Police Service say Mr. Oppong-Boanuh is positioning himself to succeed the current IGP David Asante-Apeatu, who is also on contract due to expire August 2019.
Below is a copy of his appointment letter: