LANCE CORPORAL GADRI PRESENTS AWARD TO DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF PRISONS
A Photo Journalist with the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS), Lance Corporal Justice Selorm Gadri, has presented his ‘Outstanding Achievers and Excellence Awards Africa’, award to the Director-General of the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS), Mr Isaac Kofi Egyir.
Mr Gadri who was shortlisted among thirty photographers from various public and private institutions across the country was adjudged the second runner up in the contest for photographers under age 30 in Ghana’. He received a citation and a plague.
Speaking at a ceremony at the headquarters of the GPS at Cantonment in Accra, the Director-General, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, expressed his delight at the success and outstanding performance of the photo journalist over the years and commended him (Lance Corporal Gadri) for winning the award.
Mr. Egyir further acknowledged the effort of the Prisons photo journalist for being the only security service person to have won in the category of photography in the maiden edition of the contest.
He, therefore, urged him not to relent on his duties as an officer, but to continue to work harder to make the service proud.
The awards ceremony which was organised by Feleb Concepts, took place last Friday and it attracted professionals with various backgrounds including photography, bakery and cosmetologists (make up artists).
Mr. Justice Gadri was recruited into the GPS as a photographer on September 26, 2018, as part of recruit course 112. Upon successfully going through months of rigorous training, he passed out as a second class officer on July 26, 2019.
He was posted to the Prison Officers’ Training School (POTS) in Accra, as his first station where he worked as a photographer for close to two years.
By dint of hard work and exceptional performance at POTS, Lance Corporal Gadri was transferred to the headquarters of the Service in Accra on September 2020, as a photojournalist at the Public Relations Unit.
He is a proud product of Koforidua Secondary Technical School and also holds a Diploma in Film and Television Techniques from the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI),
On behalf of the Director-General of Prisons, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, the Chief Public Relations Officer and the entire Ghana Prisons Service, we say a big Congratulations to you for making the Ghana Prisons Service proud.
Reporter: DSP Irene Pokuah Wiredu
Photographer: 2CO Oscar Lee Baffoe- Bonnie
Photo editor: 2CO Ebenezer Dadzie