COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah gets new appointment

Commissioner of Police (COP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) effective January 10, 2022.

She was the Director-General, Police Professional and Standards Bureau (PPSB) of the Service until her appointment as the new Executive Director.

COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah succeeds Steve Raymond Dapaa-Addo Esq.

The Economic and Organised Crime Office was established in 1993 to lead Ghana’s efforts against the increasing challenges of economic and organised crime.

It is responsible for preventing, detecting and investigating crimes such as money laundering, human trafficking, illegal cyber activity and tax fraud.

Under the authority of the Attorney General, the EOCO can prosecute such offences and importantly, confiscate any proceeds of the crime.

EOCO’s responsibility also includes the sharing and reporting of information related to economic and organised crime, which requires working alongside related agencies and partner organisations.

About COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

Maame Tiwaa was recruited into the Ghana Police Service on July 27, 1990, and rose through the ranks by dint of hard work and her desire to achieve higher academic laurels.

When she passed out, she was first posted to the Police Hospital Accounts Section as a constable.

After being on an 18-months-probation, she was promoted to the rank of a Sergeant in 1992 because she enlisted with a Diploma in Business Studies Accounting Option which she obtained at the Kumasi Polytechnic between 1988 and 1990.

Having been promoted to Sergeant, she enrolled with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana in 1995 and passed the Level Two examinations successfully and was promoted to Chief Inspector. This granted her a direct entry to the Police College in October 1998.

In May 1999, out of a class of 48 (46 men and two women), she was adjudged the All-Round Best Cadet and the Best Student in Humanities making her the second female to take that award at that time.

In recognition of her remarkable accomplishment, a special staff of honour was ordered from the United Kingdom (UK) by the then Inspector General of Police (IGP) which was presented to her by the late Professor Evans Atta Mills who was then the Vice President.

Along the line, she was made the administrator at the Police Hospital when the person in charge went on a Peace Keeping Mission.

Later, she also had the opportunity to go on a Peace Mission in Kosovo where she acted as the Logistics and Finance Officer for Missing Persons Unit.

With her international peacekeeping operations experience in Kosovo under her staff belt, she was posted to the Police Headquarters Finance section.

She was granted a three-year study leave to pursue a programme in the UK with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

COP Yaa Tiwaa, who by this time had demonstrated a knack for excellence in the academic area, passed all her papers before the stipulated time and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006.

Source: Sheila Satori Mensa

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