AG Director of Ghana Prison Service, Mr Isaac Kofi Agyir honoured at this year’s Humanitarian Awards Global.
The awards ceremony took place at the Labadi Beach Hotel on September 18, 2021.
The Humanitarian Awards Global stands to celebrate and honor the extraordinary gifts the world has been blessed with. Awards were presented to organizations and individuals working to achieve the SDGs. Additionally, philanthropists and NGOs in the area of healthcare were honored, with special recognition for personalities that played vital roles in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic locally and internationally.
Humanitarian Awards Global has honored Mr Isaac Kofi Agyir for exhibiting exceptional leadership and undeniable sacrifices for humanity and your actions of restoring hope for the Ghanaian people in the midst of a global pandemic.”
Mr Isaac Kofi Egyir is a seasoned Prison Officer and currently the Deputy Director-General of Prisons (DDGP) in charge of Operations.
He has 26 years working experience with the Ghana Prisons Service including five years duty tour with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in Sudan and South Sudan as Corrections Advisor and Military Detention Manager respectively.
He was enlisted into the Service 0n 5th December, 1995 as Officer Cadet and was commissioned as a Deputy Superintendent of Prisons on 5th July, 1996.
He was adjudged best cadet in Corrections Management and eventually the Best-all-Round Officer Cadet and received the Sword of Honour.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director-General of Prisons, he was the Director of Prisons (DOP) in charge of Operations.
He also served as the Eastern Regional Commander and Officer in Charge of the Nsawam Medium Security Prison, Commanding Officer of Prisons Headquarters and Officer in Charge of Frafraha Camp Prison.
United Nations, W.H.O and other agencies are worried and argue that special attention needs to be given to confined populations, such as those in prisons and other correctional facilities, thereby drawing attention to the risks COVID-19 poses to prisons and correctional facilities for which physical distancing is often not an option due to overcrowding.
The leaderships of the Mr Isaac Agyir that led the great plans which led Ghana not to record any COVID 19 cases in our prisons.
Under the leadership of Mr Isaac there were many facelift to prison impact
The strategic plans of Mr Isaac Agyir that saved Ghana from a story that won’t be nice to hear and it’s implications.
The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has lauded the management of the Ghana Prisons Service for ensuring the safety of prison inmates to prevent any infection among inmates since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Ghana last year. GNA News.
Other personalities honoured alongside Mr Isaac Kofi Agyir AG Director of Ghana Prison Service includes, Dr Joseph Commey, Dr Bernade Oko-Boye, Rev Jonathan Nii, Dr Emmanuel Amankrah, Dr. Augustina Angelin Sylverken Dr Oliver-Commey includes Dr. Emmanuel Ahiable include, Dr Ivy Asantewaa Asante of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Dr Hawa Malechi of the Tamale Teaching Hospital and Chief MLS. Lic. Augustine E. Sagoe, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The rest are; Also, are Dr. Eric Wedam of the War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo and Ernestina Wereku of the Kintampo Municipal Health Directorate.
Despite the hardships and health risks, thousands of essential frontline workers continued to serve the populace during the upsurge of the pandemic.
In view of this, organisers of the Humanitarian Awards Global wish to celebrate these unsung health heroes for their selfless contributions to saving lives and restoring hope.