The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu has lauded the Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, for the positive transformation in the outlook and public perception of the police service under his leadership.
Otumfuo expressed his appreciation, stating, “I want to commend you for the good work you're doing with your team. Since you came to the scene. Now we feel the Police in our lives, our homes, and everywhere, and we are grateful.”
The Ashanti Monarch highlighted the measures implemented by the IGP since assuming office, which have endeared the police to the public more than before.
Speaking about security in the Ashanti region during the Christmas festivities, Otumfuo mentioned his admiration for the increased presence of motorbike patrols in the region and Kumasi, ensuring the safety of residents.
“I was here when they came to show me videos of the number of officers patrolling the city on motorbikes, and it was beautiful.
Because of your work, we didn't see robberies and the number of carnage we used to see on our roads during Christmas, please continue the work because we are praying for you,” Otumfuo added.
While commending the IGP, the Asantehene also offered advice, urging Dr. Akuffo Dampare not to let the challenges of the office alter his personality.
In response, IGP Dampare, currently on a working tour in the Ashanti Region, expressed gratitude to Otumfuo and assured him that the police would persist in their efforts to ensure the safety of the citizenry.