NDC Lawmaker Cautions IGP Against Politically Motivated Police Recruitment


Member of Parliament for Wa West constituency, Peter Lanchene Toobu, has written to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akufo Dampare, expressing concerns over alleged selective and politically motivated recruitment into the Police Service. Apexnewsgh reports

In a letter dated May 19, 2024, Toobu claimed that reliable sources indicate the IGP is allocating slots to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) political class, distorting the police pyramid and compromising internal security.

Toobu warned that this new recruitment approach has devastating consequences for internal peace and security, and urged the IGP to revise his notes, citing the large Cadet Officers’ Course 53, with over 400 officers, as a concern.

The lawmaker also requested the IGP to appear before the Defense and Interior Committee of Parliament to brief them on recruitment and promotion processes under his administration, to address concerns over partisan policing and selective law enforcement.

Toobu emphasized the need for the IGP to prioritize the morale of police officers and maintain the age-old open recruitment system, rather than introducing a covert system based on political affiliation.

Source: Apexnewsgh.com

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