The Head of State Awards Scheme – Ghana has yesterday the 23rd of March,2023 launched the project “Breaking the Cycle of Crime” at the Senior Correctional Centre in Accra.

The project which will be implemented with the collaboration of the Ghana Prisons Service and the Australian High Commission, will help develop the skills set of young offenders and build their confidence. It will also help reintegrate young offenders into society to reduce recidivism, equip and

empower them to achieve their personal best, take ownership of their goals,life choices and become actively involved in their communities and workforce.

Her Excellency the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Bernice Owen Jones explained that, the project is significant to the High Commission because it seeks to bridge the gender gap. She commended the Ghana Prisons Service for its indispensable contributions towards the reformation and rehabilitation of juveniles and young offenders.

The Director of Prisons in charge of Health, DOP. Gloria Essandoh who represented the Director General of Prisons lauded the initiative and said it will enhance the rehabilitation and reformation agenda of the Prisons Service.

The Executive Director of the Head of State Award -Ghana, Mr.Peter Akai Anum mentioned that, through the participation of stakeholders in the development of young ones, it is possible to achieve the goal of building a generation of young adults with character, love for the country, well equipped and ready for uncertainties of life.

In attendance were the Board Chairman of the Head of State Awards -Ghana, Mr.Harry B. Sintim- Aboagye, the Officer in charge of the Senior Correctional Centre (SCC)DDP. Millicent Owusu and the Officer in charge of the James Camp Prison,DDP. Sophia Osei Bonsu. The rest were some ambassadors of the Heads of State Awards- Ghana.

Report by: ASP. Loretta Valentina Amoah

Photos : 2CO Simon Ntum

Photo editor: 2CO Ebenezer Dadzie

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