THE ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS (DGP), MR. ISAAC KOFI EGYIR ON FRIDAY PAID A COURTESY CALL ON THE ASANTEHENE, OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II, AT THE MANHYIA PALACE.
The visit was to afford him the opportunity to discuss issues of interest as far as the running of the prisons in the region in particular was concerned.
It is interesting to note that the Manhyia Local Prison is historically the oldest prison in Ghana, predating the colonial era, hence its special recognition in the annals of Prisons administration in Ghana.
Mr. Egyir stated that he deemed it prudent, upon assumption of office as the Ag. Director- General of Prisons, to call on the Otumfuo to pay homage to the Ashantehene, adding that he sees the King as father for all. He further acknowledged that the Asante kingdom bears most of the Prisons agriculture lands and therefore serves as the food basket of the Service.
The Ag. DGP extended the appreciation of the Prisons Service for all the support the Otumfuo has given to the Service over the years.
On his part, Otumfuo reminded the Ag DGP that Ghanaians are still looking up to the prisons to churn out reformed ex convicts who will contribute to national development after their incarceration. He however, expressed his optimism that the Ag. DGP, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir will succeed in his tenure as the head of the Prisons Service given his rich background and humility. He advised that he should continue to work in harmony with all his colleagues to ensure that, collectively, they succeed in moving the Service forward.
Also present at the meeting were the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah, Director of Prisons in charge of welfare, Mr. Francis Omane Addo, the Ashanti Regional Prisons Commander, DDP Asamoah Fenning and the the Officer-in-charge of the Manhyia Local Prison, ADP Nana Kofi Antwi
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