The Ag. Director-General of Prisons addressing the durbar
The Ag. Director-General of Prisons addressing the durbar

This was contained in a statement made by the acting Director-General of Prisons (DGP) while addressing a joint-durbar of personnel from the Nsawam and Koforidua prisons at the Medium Security Prison in the Eastern Region.

The Ag. Director-General of Prisons addressing the durbar
The Ag. Director-General of Prisons addressing the durbar

The acting DGP, Mr. Emmanuel Yao Adzator, admonished officers to avoid creating factions within the Service, but rather close their ranks and rally behind the Prisons High Command to move the Service to a higher pedestal.

“Let us eschew factionalism and negative attitudes such as absenteeism, lateness, alcoholism and trafficking”, he emphasised.

As has been the norm with such durbars, officers seized the opportunity to contribute and ask questions pertaining to challenges they were confronted with, ranging from residential accommodation to Service accoutrements.

In his response, the Ag. Director-General of Prisons assured officers that the Prisons Directorate in conjunction with the Service Council is working closely with government to address most of the challenges that are bedeviling the Service.

3. A cross-section of subordinate officers at the Director-General Durbar
3. A cross-section of subordinate officers at the Director-General Durbar

Mr. Adzator commended government for equipping the Service with 77 vehicles, and he added that more are in the offing. He also lauded government for registering 95% of the total inmates’ population onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), since it will go a long way to improve healthcare delivery in the prisons.

He further praised the National Security Council for supplying water to the Nsawam Male and Female prisons following the acute water shortage that hit the Nsawam–Adoagyiri Municipality a while ago.

Subsequently, he underscored that the Prisons Administration, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, is working assiduously to find a lasting solution to the problem. He therefore urged officers to work diligently, as the Service has better days ahead.

The Ag. DGP challenged the senior and junior officers to be more professional in the discharge of their duties, stressing that hard working and committed personnel will not miss out their reward.
Other commanders present were the Eastern Regional Commander, Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP), Mr. Isaac Egyir; the Officer-in-Charge of Nsawam Female Prison, DDP Charity A. Magnusen; the Officer-in-Charge of Koforidua Prison, Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP), Mr. Bob Derry; and Second-in-Command (2IC) of Nsawam Male Prison, ADP Samuel Owusu Amponsah.

Source: DSP Courage Atsem
Eastern Regional PRO
Ghana Prisons Service

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