The Catholic Bishop for the Damongo Diocese, Most Rev Peter Paul Angkyier has been inaugurated into office as the board chair of the Ghana prisons council for the second time.
In a short inaugural ceremony held in Accra on Tuesday, 9th November 2021, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia swore into office a 13-member Governing Council of the Ghana Prisons Service with Most Rev Peter Paul Angkyier as it’s chair.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in an address charged the Council, led by Most Rev Peter Paul Yelezuome Angkyier, the Minister for the Interior, Hon Ambrose Dery, and Buipe-Wura Mahama Abdulai Jinapor II, to be mindful of the rise in population and the increasing trend of crime, and take steps towards transforming the prisons into centres of reformation and rehabilitation.
The vice president reitirated Government’s commitment to the passage of the Prisons Bill, and that Government will work with all stakeholders to both re-tool the Prisons Service and work towards the introduction of non-custodial sentencing alternatives to decongest the prisons.
This is the second time the Bishop for the Damongo Diocese, Most Rev Peter Paul Angkyier and Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor II are to serve as council members of the Ghana prisons council.
Source:padfm.com.gh / Kumatey Gorden