The Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has lashed out at the IGP for his letter to the British High Commissioner.
According to Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare’s letter was written as if he was addressing the envoy of a non-friendly country to Ghana.
He described the IGP’s statement as highhanded, a statement that is full of raw and undiplomatic expressions.
Speaking in interview with TV3’s Komla Adom on the mid day news, Tuesday May 31, Mr Ablakwa who is the Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, said “To be very sincere it is my view that this matter could have been handled much better. The IGP could have raised his concerns with the Minister respodnble for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
“Those are the normal diplomatic channels , the Foreign Missions could have conveyed whatever concerns the Ghanaian has with the High Commissioner. If you look at the statement which has now been made public, it is very highhanded , very strong words, the use of very raw, undiplomatic language. It is as though the IGP is not speaking to a friendly country. “
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare had issued a letter cautioning British High Commissioner, Harriet Thompson, to “learn to keep within the limits of what concerns you”.
In the letter addressed to the British envoy on Friday, May 20, 2022, under restriction, Dr. Akuffo Dampare said she must be guided by a Ghanaian proverb, Di wo fie as3m, to wit resolve your internal issues.
This came several days after Harriet Thompson reacted to the news about the recent arrest of Oliver Baker Vormawor for some traffic offence.
Below is the IGP’s letter below >>>
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