Veep Assures Ghana's Prison Service Will Be Transformed Into Excellent Correctional Units

Veep Assures Ghana's Prison Service Will Be Transformed Into Excellent Correctional Units

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has revealed at the graduation parade for Officer Cadet Course Intake 23 of the Ghana Prisons Service at the Prison Officers Training School in Accra that government plans turning Ghana's outmoded prison cells into excellent correctional institutions.

Amissah-Arthur reveals that in spite challenges confronting the prison service, the Prisons administration has placed premium on the education of inmates by establishing junior and senior high schools in some of the prisons to help inmates continue to learn stating that government is determined to support the Prisons Service to be transformed into an excellent correctional institution as envisaged in the Service’s own 10-year Strategic Development Plan.

Present at the parade were Mr Mark Woyongo, Minister of Interior; Madam Matilda Baffour-Awuah, Director-General of the Ghana Prisons Service and Service Commanders from the other security agencies. The 89 graduating cadets are made up of career serving officers of the Ghana Prisons Service, comprising 66 males and 23 females with various academic and professional backgrounds.

 

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