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Isaac Kofi Egyir appointed Acting Director-General of Prisons Service

President Akufo-Addo has appointed Isaac Kofi Egyir as the Acting Director-General of the Prisons Service effective Sunday, August 1, 2021.

Until the appointment, Mr Egyir was Deputy Director-General. He will work in his new position until a new Director-General is appointed.

A press statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, dated Wednesday, July 21 said “The President has also asked the Director-General of the Prisons Service, Mr Patrick Darko Missah, to go on terminal leave from Sunday, 1st August 2021, with his retirement from the Service set to begin on Saturday, 16th October 2021″.

Isaac Kofi Egyir appointed Acting Director-General of Prisons Service

Profile of Isaac Kofi Egyir

Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, born on the 21st of August, 1964, is a seasoned Prison Officer and currently the Deputy Director-General of Prisons (DDGP) in charge of Operations.

He has 26 years of working experience with the Ghana Prisons Service including five years duty tour with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in Sudan and South Sudan as Corrections Advisor and Military Detention Manager respectively.

He was enlisted into the Service 0n 5th December 1995 as Officer Cadet and was commissioned as a Deputy Superintendent of Prisons on 5th July 1996.

He was adjudged best cadet in Corrections Management and eventually the Best-all-Round Officer Cadet and received the Sword of Honour.

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Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director-General of Prisons, he was the Director of Prisons (DOP) in charge of Operations.

 He also served as the Eastern Regional Commander and Officer in Charge of the Nsawam Medium Security Prison, Commanding Officer of Prisons Headquarters and Officer in Charge of Frafraha Camp Prison.

He also served as Chief Agricultural Officer of the Service.

Within the International working environment, he has played a key role in prison assessment and advised extensively on best practices of prison management as well as capacity-building activities for national civil and military prison staff of post-conflict countries.

His academic qualifications include Master of Philosophy (M Phil) in Animal Science, University of Ghana, Master of Arts (MA) in Peace and Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Master of Science (MSc) in Defense and International Politics, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Post-Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Administration (GIMPA) and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (University of Ghana).

He is a proud product of St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast.

He holds both an Advance Executive and Executive Certificates in Security Management, Forensic and Investigative Psychology from Wisconsin International University College.

Mr Isaac Egyir is a member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and African Correctional Services Association (ACSA) and Ghana Association of Animal Production.

He is married with three children.

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Akro SHS closed down following residents-students clashes

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Akro Senior High Technical School at Odumase-Krobo in the Eastern Region has been temporarily shut down after some residents attacked students over the lynching of a suspected thief by the students.

The decision to close down the school was taken after school authorities and officials of Ghana Education Service met with the Paramount Chief of the area, Nene Sackitey.

The students, after the decision was communicated to them, immediately left the campus with their luggage.

This comes after some students of the school on Friday, January 21, arrested and physically assaulted two persons who invaded their campus until they fell unconscious.

The suspects, namely Sackitey Emmanuel Kpabitey and Odoi Solomon, were rushed to the St. Martin’s De Porres hospital by five Police officers who intervened after the headmaster of the school called the Police.

According to reports, Sackitey Emmanuel could not survive the effect of the attacks and was pronounced dead on arrival by health authorities.

The other victim of the attack, Odoi Solomon, survived but is in critical condition at the same facility.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

Following the incident, armed residents, who claim the duo were innocent, stormed the school premises and attacked some of the students amid the pelting of stones.

Odumase-Krobo District Police Commander, Superintendent Doris Grant explained that she dispatched some Police officers to the school to save the situation.

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Police react to reports of daylight robbery at Bantama

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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has urged the general public to disregard a viral video alleging a daylight robbery at Bantama.

The said video had men on motorbikes who were purportedly robbing a young man of his personal effects, after which they sped off.

But, according to the police, investigations show that the video is a music video that was shot by one King Wahab.

The statement noted the musician and the director have been invited to report to the regional police command for interrogation.

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Motorbikes banned in Bawku after renewed clashes

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The Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has banned the riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality.

In a press statement signed by the Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, the Regional Co-ordinating Council noted that its directive stems from the volatile nature of security in the area.

“The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has examined the security situation and its volatile nature in the Bawku Township and with immediate effect imposes a ban on riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality and its environs,” part of the January 23 statement read.

In view of this, both sexes are banned from using motorbikes within the area.

Per the statement, “this ban does not include motor tricycles.”

Upper East REGSEC bans riding of motorbikes in Bawku

Meanwhile, MUSEC has been entreated to enforce the directive with the urgency it deserves.

Earlier, REGSEC banned the use of a motorbike by two or more men in the Bawku Municipality and its environs.

The decision prohibiting males from riding with their fellow males was taken after an emergency meeting held on Thursday, January 6, over the security situation in the region.

The ban included “a woman riding on a motorbike and picking a man on the same motorbike.”

However, females were permitted to ride with a colleague female.

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