SPO.250, Director of Prisons, Mr. Leopold Kwame Amoah Ansah was pulled out successfully as per the tradition of the Ghana Prisons Service. The event which was characterized by COVID-19 safety Protocols was held at the Prisons Headquarters in Accra.

DOP. Leopold Kwame Ansah was enlisted into the Prisons Service in May, 1985 as a member of the 85th recruit course and later through hard work and quest to achieve more passes the cadet entrance exams in 1992 and was awarded the Sword of Honor as the Best All round cadet of intake 11 Cadet Course.

As a member of the Ghana Association of Social Workers and an affiliate member of the Institution of Public Relations, Mr. Leopold Amoah Ansah is widely known for his human relation approach in tackling challenges and counselling of the young and vulnerable.

He served in various capacities as he rose in ranks, from a Personal Assistant to former Director General of Prisons, Mr. William K. Asiedu, Officer In Charge at Bawku Local Prison, Officer In charge of Navrongo Central Prison and Upper East Regional Commander. Second In Command at Nsawam Medium Security Prison, Officer In Charge at Ankaful Annex Prison, Officer In Charge at Ankaful Main Camp, Officer In Charge at Senior Correctional Centre, the Director of Prisons in charge of Technical and Services and later in January 2019 was appointed as Director of Welfare a position he occupied till his retirement date.

He exploits in the area of Corrections Management, inmate’s welfare and reformation and personal development are evident at all stations he took charge of. As a distinguished professional, he served several boards and has to his credit, the Long Service and Good Conduct Prison Service MEDAL, Ghana at 50 Celebration Medal Sword of Honor of intake 11 cadet course, June 4th Revolution Medal.

He served as a correctional Advisor to the Bureau of Corrections at the United Nation Missions in Liberia. His 35years, I month and 22days active service was blessed with sterling human relation skills, selflessness, and dedication to the wellbeing of officer and inmates. These attributes coupled with his love for humanitarian activities would forever remain indelible in our memories. He earned several certificates in Rights and Protection of Children, International Peace and Support Operation, Good Governance, Good Prison Practice and International Human Rights Standard, Child Welfare and Protection from Nigeria and Ghana. He also delivered lectures on several topics on behalf of the service.

The Prisons Directorate, Senior and Junior Officers congratulate you on your enormous achievements for the service and mother Ghana.

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