The Prisons Officers’ Wives Association (PROWA) has inaugurated its new National Executive members to manage the affairs of the Association. This took place at its National Council Meeting (NMC), held yesterday at the Prisons Interdenominational Church at Cantonments, under the theme: ‘Uniting to Achieve the Goal’.

The PROWA National President, Professor Mrs. Irene Egyir urged members to work hard to support their husbands, live in harmony with one another and also ensure peace at home so that their husbands will get sound minds to execute their duties professionally.

‘The welfare of officers’ wives is of great concern to the association because women require maximum support mechanisms through which their peculiar and common challenges may be addressed’, Prof. Mrs. Egyir said.

According to the president, the association has a three-year plan to help its members and the society by reaching out to the needy, the vulnerable and donating to the orphanage homes. She said the association will also seek to create recreational activities for its members by embarking on excursions and having annual get-togethers marriage seminars, and health walk among others.

The Director-General of Prisons, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir commended PROWA executives and the entire members for their outstanding performance over the years. He entreated the members to do everything possible to sustain the unity and work towards the goal of the association.

The NCM, which brought together its national and regional executives, was to review the association’s performance and activities for the past years in order to enable them set new goals for the coming year. It was also a time for members to familiarize with their national executives, addresses pertinent issues as wives and also find ways to strengthen the association.

PROWA was established to raise the general consciousness of officers’ wives towards the realization of their potentials, forge amicable relationships among members and assist themselves in times of need.

The PROWA new national executives included Prof. (Mrs.) Irene Egyir as the President, Mrs. Patience Omane-Addo as the Vice President, Mrs. Mabel Adu Awuku as the Organizer, Mrs. Victoria Afua Twuah Degbortse as the Assistant Organiser, Mrs. Joana Ofeibea Danso the Treasurer, Mrs. Hannah Wiafe as the Assistant Treasurer, Mrs. Cynthia Gomado as the Secretary and Mrs. Millicent Cofie as the Vice Secretary. The Non-Executive members were Deputy Superintendent of Prisons Christiana Dabuo-Williams as Gender Unit Coordinator and Assistant Chief Officer Isaac Teye-Gadugah as the National Patron.

Present at the ceremony were the Deputy Director-General of Prisons, Mrs. Josephine Fredua-Agyemang, the Director of Prisons (DOP) in charge of Welfare and Human Resource Development, Mr. Francis Omane Addo; the DOP in charge of Technical and Services, Mrs. Patience Baffoe-Bonnie, the DOP in charge of Health, Mr. Samuel Adjei-Attah; the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Gender Unit, Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) Augustina Mensah-Fiadzo and the OIC of the Nsawam Female Prisons, ADP Christiana Asiedu (Mrs.) Others were the 2IC of James Camp Prison, ADP Thomas Ayibor; 2IC of the Senior Correctional Centre, ADP Victoria Adzawoda; the National President of the Police Wives Association (POWA), Mrs. Anita Dampare; the national POWA Magajia, Mama Gah Sotsimede Adziwe II; the national Magajia of Armed Forces Wives Association, Mrs. Faustina Oheneba and the Director of Campers Natural water, Mr. Isaac Appenteng Yeboah.

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