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General News of Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Source: GNA

President retires CDS, IGP

Accra, Jan. 27, GNA- President John Evans Atta Mills has retired the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. J.B Danquah, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Patrick Kwateng Acheampong, with effect from Wednesday, January 28, 2009.

The President met with the two Heads of Security Agencies at separate meetings in his Office on Monday to inform them of his decision and to thank them for their long service to the nation, a release from the Office of the President said.

The release, signed by Mr. J K Bebaako-Mensah, Secretary to the President, said the President wished the two officers a peaceful and enjoyable retirement.

Meanwhile, the President has directed that pending the appointment of substantive replacements, Rear Admiral A.R.S Nunoo, Chief of Naval Staff should act as the Chief of Defence Staff, whilst Mrs. Elizabeth Mills-Robertson, Deputy Inspector-General of Police should act as IGP.