May 27, 2024
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‘Dampare’s response to British High Commissioner misguided and regrettable’ – NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has also added its voice to the widespread condemnation which has greeted the Ghana Police Service’s letter to the British High Commissioner to Ghana.

According to the party, the response was unwarranted.

Madam Harriet Thompson in a tweet said she was looking out for the outcome of the #FixTheCountry convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor’s latest arrest.

“Oliver Barker-Vormawor, convener of #FixTheCountry movement, arrested again, I understand [it’s] for a motoring offense [and he’s currently] on his way to court. I’ll be interested to see where this goes…,” she said in a tweet on Tuesday, May 17.

However, the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare said the High Commissioner’s comments on the matter were from “a biased or uninformed position.”

“Ordinarily, the Ghana Police Service would not have responded to comments such as yours, obviously made from either a biased or uninformed position.”

“However, we have learnt from a previous painful experience that it has not been helpful to ignore such misguided, unwarranted, and biased comments intended to tarnish the reputation of the Ghana Police Service and that of our country.”

But NDC in a press release signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, maintained that the response from the IGP was “misguided and regrettable”.

“The IGP’s regrettable and misguided letter has the tendency of jeopardizing the enviable cordial bilateral relations between Ghana and Britain.”

The party added that the IGP should have made his grievances known to the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry for onward action.

“The NDC takes the considered view that Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare should have raised his concerns about the British High Commissioner’s tweet on Oliver Barker-Vormawor’s latest arrest with Ghana’s Foreign Minister through the Minister of the Interior for it to be addressed via the usual diplomatic channels.”

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