13.04.2005 General News

Ghana Police officer given UN appointment

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Accra, April 13, GNA - The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan has been appointed the Police Commissioner for the United Nations (UN) Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

A statement issued in Accra by the Police Public Relations Directorate said Busumuru Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General made appointment on March 21.

It said the duty of DCP Alhassan, who until his appointment was the Deputy Police Commissioner for UNMIL, would include the restructuring and reforming the Liberian Police Force, National Security Agency, Bureau of National Investigations, Special Security Services (Presidential Guards) and Bureau of Naturalization and Immigration. Mr Alhassan, whose career with the UN started in 1989, has held many positions in the UN.

In 1999, he joined the UN in New York as a civilian Police Officer and returned to Ghana in 2002 to assume Command Operations of the Southern Sector.

The statement said the IGP and Police Administration have congratulated him on his appointment and expressed the hope that he would live up to expectation.

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