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You cannot force the IGP for promotion

Member of Parliament for Wa West, Peter Lanchene Toobu.

By: Rebecca Ampah

Member of Parliament for Wa West Constituency and a former Superintendent of the Ghana Police, Peter Lanchene Toobu, has expressed disappointment at the writ filed by some 40 Chief Inspectors from the Ghana Police Service against the IGP for not promoting them.

According to Mr.Toobu, the Police Officers cannot compel the IGP to implement policies in favour of them.

He mentioned that the Police service works within a structured pyramid, which also makes all proceedings of the service structured and aligned.

“The Police are a structured organisation; it is a pyramid, and that tells you that the higher you go, the tougher it becomes,” he said.

In a phone interview on GTV’s Breakfast Show on September 20, 2023, the Member of Parliament for Wa West clarified the basis on which promotions are made within the Ghana Police Service.

He stated that one can enter the service from the Constable level and rise through to the top, while one can also enter directly into the Cadet with a degree.

He therefore advised the Police Administration to pay attention to the importance of transparency in disclosing the number of available vacancies to prevent misunderstandings and grievances among Officers.

“There should be some transparency in the public service,” he added.

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