Two senior officers of the Ghana Prisons Service have been awarded medals by the Corrections Department at the United Nations Missions in South Sudan/ Corrections Medal Day Parade held on Wednesday, 1st February,2023.
The awardees, Chief Superintendent of Prisons (CSP.)Julius Quarshie and Superintendent of Prisons (Supt.) Frederick Adotei Johnson received the medals for their gallant, dedication and hardwork at the United Nations Missions in South Sudan.
The medal day parade which took place at the Rwanda Formed Police Unit parade square, Malakal also awarded other senior prison officers from Nigeria, Jordan, Namibia, Portugal, Kenya and Liberia.
The reviewing officer for the Medal Day Parade, the Chief Corrections Officer Mr. Abdul Arshad admonished the awardees to continue to be discipline, hardworking than before to achieve the mandate of the United Nations Missions in South Sudan (UNMISS).
The United Nations peacekeeping Justice and Corrections Service (JCS) aims at ensuring that offenders can serve out their sentences in a humane environment, as the first step towards their eventual reintegration as productive members of society.
Peacekeeping missions, equipped with justice and corrections expertise assist host nations to deliver essential justice and prison services, strengthen criminal justice systems and facilitate the rule of law reforms by extending justice and corrections institutions in conflict –
affected areas and enhancing prison security and management.
Among the dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Deputy Chief of Corrections, Madam Phaello M. Olivia, the Protection of Civilians Coordinator, Mr. Ynge Isaksen Wiik.
The rest were the Commander of Rwanda Formed Police, Senior Superintendent Prudence Ngendahimana, the Deputy Commander, Superintendent Eneste Mugema and Chief of UN Department for Safety and Security in Malakal, Mr. Farouk Barsha.
CSP. Julius Quarshie and Supt. Frederick Adotei Johnson are senior officers of the Ghana Prisons Service who have since their commissioning as senior officers, performed marvelously well in various capacities.

Credit:DSP. Samuel Kofi Opoku

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