President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has granted a one-year contract extension to retired Deputy Inspector General of Police James Oppong-Boanuh.
COP Oppong-Boanuh, who turned 60 years on Tuesday and must retire, according to the civil service law and the constitution, was appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police two weeks ago.
There were suspicions that his elevation was part of moves to get him to replace his boss, David Asante-Apeatu, who is billed to leave office on 14 August 2019.
A letter signed by Nana Asante Bediatuo, Secretary to the president, said COP Oppong-Boanuh can stay on for one more year as Deputy IGP.
The letter with the title: ‘One Year Contract of Service as Deputy Inspector General of Police’, reads: “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.”