Director of Prisons/Welfare

Mr. Francis Omane Addo, the Director of Prisons in charge of welfare in the Ghana Prisons Service was born on the 9th of October, 1968. He is a Ghanaian Prisons Officer with 26 years working experience in the Ghana Prisons Service.

Prior to his current position, he was the Acting Director of Prisons in charge of Agriculture. He was appointed into the Ghana Prisons Service on 5th December, 1995 and was commissioned on 5th July, 1996. He has a wide range of experience at both national and international levels. He has held several command positions including Commanding Officer at the Prisons Headquarters, Chief Criminal Records Officer at the Prisons Headquarters, Deputy Regional Commander, Ashanti Region, Regional Agricultural Officer in the Northern Sector of Ghana, Officer-in- Charge at the Awutu Camp Prison and the Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer at the Prisons Headquarters.

On the International front, he served as a  Corrections Advisor and Mentor at the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the Project Manager of World Bank Liberian Youth Employment and Skills Training Project (YES Project) with Landmine Action-a British NGO in Liberia, Project Manager/ Acting Country Director- Armed Violence Reduction Production with Action on Armed Violence- a British NGO for both Liberia and Sierra Leone and the Project Coordinator- Food Aid and Food Security- with ZOA- Liberia- a Netherlands NGO under the Ebola Recovery Programme.

He holds a professional doctorate in Project Management (DhPMP), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Corporate Governance from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a Master of Science degree in Defense and International Politics from Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Master of Arts degree in Agriculture from the University of Ghana, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and an Advance Executive Certificate in Security Management, Forensic and Investigative Psychology from Wisconsin University College.

He is a Fellow of Project Management Professionals (PMP), Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists and International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA). He is currently the Principal Officer and Head of African Correctional Services Association (ASCA), at the Permanent secretariat.

He is married with three children.