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IGP, Dr. Dampare hails Akufo-Addo for new police barracks

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, has described the construction of the new Police barracks unprecedented. The barracks location at Kwabenya was commissioned by President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo Dankwa on Wednesday  April 19, 2023.

Speaking at the commissioning of the first phase of the new facility, IGP Dampare said it is the first of its kind he has seen in all his life.

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He expressed gratitude to the president for honouring his word. By ensuring the construction of the facility has been implemented.

“The second one is to also thank Mr. President in particular and his government in general for delivering on his promise to give us this facility and I want to say Mr. President, again, Mr. President, and for the last time, Mr. President, we thank you so much.

“Why do I have to mention Mr. President thrice? Because what we are seeing is the first of its kind in my own life history.

“And for that, we are eternally grateful to you Mr. President, and your government. And I hope that generations yet to come after us will also come and extend their gratitude to you, even when we are long gone,” he added.

Dr. Dampare also pledged in his capacity as head of the police service to ensure that the edifice is maintained. And also well-preserved for generations to come.

“The third, Mr. President, is to give you the assurance, on behalf of my colleagues, and to hold myself personally responsible. As long as I remain Inspector General of Police, that this facility, its maintenance, we will never make it your headache,” he noted.


The first phase of the Police Service Barracks at Kwabenya was commissioned by the President.

The project is in line with the government’s plan to build modern barracks for the security services. Also, to accommodate their increasing numbers.

When completed, the project is expected to produce 504 housing units. A clinic, school block, police maintenance unit, police barracks, police station, fuel depot and a garage.

Present at the commissioning of the first phase was the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Other dignitaries at the event were the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey. The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, and Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Adwoa Safo were also present.

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