DIRECTOR OF PRISONS JOANA FOFO TACKIE-OTOO WINS OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERSONNEL AWARD
The Director of Prisons (DOP) in charge of Welfare Mrs. Joana Fofo Tackie-Otoo has been adjudged the Outstanding Prisons Service female Personnel, Security Service Category at the Ghana Women Awards.
The ceremony took place recently at the International Conference Centre in Accra. The theme for this year’s Awards was ‘Celebrating Womanhood, A Key Element For National Development’
The event was organized by Brein Consult and TV3 in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
The Ghana Women Awards scheme seeks to identify, recognize and reward women who have distinguished themselves remarkably in their various fields of endeavors.
Twenty (20) distinguished & outstanding women were honored and awarded in their various fields of discipline, which included 3 other female officers from the Ghana Armed forces, the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana National Fire Service.
DOP. Joana Fofo Tackie-Otoo has over 27years experience in different sectors of Corrections Management and served in various commanding positions in the Ghana Prisons Service. Notably, she was the first female officer to be appointed as the Commandant of the Prisons Officers’ Training School, Officer in charge (OIC) of Nsawam Female Prison and OIC of Kumasi Female Prison.
She is a proud product of St. Mary’s Secondary and Labone Secondary schools.
On behalf of the Director General of Prisons and the entire staff of the Ghana Prisons Service we say….
Report by: DSP. Irene Pieteson Arthur
Photos by: 2CO Oscar-Lee Baffoe-Bonnie