General News of Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Source: The Informer

Out-Going IGP Set The Mark

-Takes Terminal Leave Prior To Retirement

News Desk Report

Mr. Paul Tawiah Quaye, The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), embarks on his 90 days terminal leave starting tomorrow, February 5, 2013.

Many security analysts and personnel of the police service are happy that Mr. Paul Tawiah Quaye has set a precedent that when one is due for leave, you take it and go and rest, instead of lobbying for extension or contract to stay on.
The President, John Dramani Mahama has, meanwhile appointed Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan as acting IGP until further notice.

Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan is also due to embark on his terminal leave in 6 months time.
Below is the statement from the Presidency granting approval to Mr. Paul Tawiah Quaye’s request to take his leave prior to his retirement, and not as has been widely reported by a section of the media that the IGP was hunted out of office.
IGP begins terminal leave February 5
President John Dramani Mahama has given approval for the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Paul Tawiah Quaye, to commence his compulsory 90 days terminal leave from February 5, to May 4, 2013.

The president has further directed that Deputy IGP, Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, should act as IGP until further notice, a statement signed by Dr. Raymond A. Atuguba, Executive Secretary to the President said.

On behalf of the people of Ghana, President Mahama thanked Mr Quaye for the invaluable services he rendered to the state during his career and especially his tenure of office as IGP, the statement, issued in Accra Friday added.