President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked the Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service, Patrick Darko Missah, to proceed on terminal leave from Sunday, August 1.
Mr Darko Missah is to retire from the Service on Saturday, October 16.
A statement from the Presidency on Wednesday, July 21 said the head of state has directed the Deputy Director General for the Service, Isaac Kofi Egyir, to act as the Director General.
This should be in place “until a new Director General is appointed” in accordance with the 1992 Constitution.
The statement comes with a replacement of the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong, Boanuh, too.
“Until a substantive Inspector General of Police is appointed, in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution, President Akufo-Addo has asked Commissioner of Police George Akuffo Dampare, Ph.D, to serve as acting Inspector General of Police with effect from Sunday, August 2021,” the second paragraph of the statement announced.
It concluded: “President Akufo-Addo has conveyed, in person, his gratitude to both Mr James Oppong Boanuh and Mr Patrick Darko Missah for their dedicated and meritorious services to the nation and to the Police and Police Services, respectively, and wished them the very best in their future endeavours.”
Find the statement below:
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana