Commissioner of Police George Alex Mensah has made a significant career move by announcing his candidacy for the Asante Bekwai parliamentary seat in the Ashanti Region, immediately following his retirement from the Ghana Police Service after 31 years of dedicated service. His decision to enter politics comes in the wake of his involvement in a leaked audio tape discussing the potential removal of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, leading to his appearance before a Parliamentary Committee investigating the matter. Although he didn’t explicitly state his party affiliation, during the committee’s proceedings, COP George Alex Mensah hinted at his sympathy for the NPP (New Patriotic Party).
What makes COP George Alex Mensah’s political endeavor particularly noteworthy is his family’s enduring connection to the United Party (UP) tradition, the political lineage from which the NPP emerged. He emphasized that his family has remained loyal to the UP tradition throughout his life. This background sheds light on his motivation to enter politics and represent the Bekwai Constituency, although the specific party he will run for remains undisclosed. COP George Alex Mensah’s journey from law enforcement to political aspiration underscores the evolving dynamics within Ghana’s political landscape and his personal commitment to public service.