DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS PAYS A WORKING VISIT TO THE BAWKU LOCAL PRISON

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS PAYS A WORKING VISIT TO THE BAWKU LOCAL PRISON

The Director General of Prisons (DGP), Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, has advised officers of the Bawku Local Prison to continue to remain calm aftermath the intervention by the Regional Security Council led by the hon. Regional Minister. 

Mr. Isaac Egyir said this at a special durbar with officers of the station, during a three-day visit to the region last week, amidst the unfortunate incident between some personnel of the Bawku Prison and the military. He also met and interacted with some members of the Regional Security Council and the leadership of the military in the region. 

According to the DGP, his visit was to interact, check on the welfare of officers at the station and also advised the affected officers to allow sleeping dogs lie and restore calmness. ‘As the Director General of Prisons, I will ensure your welfare, safety and security is not trampled upon’. Several meetings have been held with the leadership of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Ghana Police Service and heads of other security apparatus to ensure a peaceful resolution of the fracas’, he emphasized.

Mr. Egyir described the clash between personnel of the Bawku local prison and the military on April 24, 2024 as unfortunate and assured his commitment to handle the matter to the later. He implored the officers for their maximum support and cooperation with personnel of all the other security services to work for the peace of Bawku and the nation at large. He added that, ‘this collaboration can be achieved through peaceful coexistence so don’t allow yourselves to be provoke, exercise patience and channel all complaints to your leadership’. 

‘I visited our Officer who was shot and is receiving treatment at the Bawku District hospital, and I must admit that he’s responding positively to treatment. I will ensure he receives the best of medical attention and as a result I have agreed with the doctors to have him transferred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital. This I belief will facilitate his healing for him to come and work’, DGP Egyir added.

Mr. Isaac k. Egyir also paid a courtesy call on the Bawku Naaba at his palace. He later visited the Navrongo Local, Tamale Central and Kumasi Central Prison. He assured and advised the officers to exercise restraint and maturity in the face of any provocation. He stressed that leadership will always stand by officers in times of difficulty.

Accompanying the Director General of Prisons on the visit were the Director of Prisons in charge of Operations, Mr. Samuel Owusu Amponsah and the Director of Prisons in charge of Human Resource Development, Mr. Benedict Bob-Dery.

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