A survey by the Bureau of Public Safety has indicated that 59% of Ghanaians have seen some improvements in the Ghana Police Service.
The reported improvement spans a 90-day period under the new administration of the service under the leadership of Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
According to the survey, 36% of Ghanaians claim that things appeared same, while 6% said there has been no improvement.
The survey is aimed at assessing the current IGP, Dr. Akuffo Dampare’s first 100 days in office which fell on Monday, 8th November 2021.
“59% claimed that the Ghana Police Service have seen some improvements in the last 90 days, as against 36% who claimed that things appeared same, while 6% said there has been no improvement”.
The survey also noted that 56% of the respondents have confidence in the new Police Administration while 37% remained neutral.
Only 7% gave the new administration a vote of ‘NO’ confidence.
The bureau acknowledged that a 100th Day measure for the IGP has not been the norm, and thus do not expect to see any significant changes in the realm of safety and security within this short period.
It however, said that “we are minded by the fact that this survey will provide hints and leads into the general opinion of the public on safety and security cum police performance”.
Dr. Dampare George Akuffo Dampare was appointed by President Akufo-Addo in July, 2021 as the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) and was sworn in as the substantive on October 8, 2021.
His appointment was generally welcomed by the public, many of whom have commended his leadership.