Ghana: Controller and Accountant General Calls on Prisons Boss


The Controller and Accountant General Mr. Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem has paid a courtesy call on the acting Director General of Prisons (DGP) Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir. The meeting was to deepen the cordial relations that exist between the two institutions and deliberate on some operational issues.

Speaking during the visit which took place at the Prisons Headquarters in Accra on Friday, the Acting DGP expressed his gratitude to the Controller and Accountant General for their immense support over the years and pledged his administration’s support to expedite the processing of welfare benefits for officers.

The Financial Controller of the Prisons Service, Assistant Director of Prisons Brandford Gilbert Hama also mentioned some challenges associated with processing of retirement benefits for officers who go on voluntary retirement, and also processing of pensions gratuity for retired officers. He implored the Controller General and Accountant Department to expedite the processes especially for surviving dependents of deceased officers.

Mr. Kwaning-Bosompem thanked Mr. Isaac Egyir and his administration for the warm reception. He pledged his maximum support on payroll and welfare issues of officers and dependents of deceased officers adding that full pension benefits could, however be enjoyed at the retirement age of 60.

Present at the meeting were the Director of Prisons in charge of Welfare, Mr. Francis Omane-Addo; the Director of Prisons in charge of Health, Mr. Samuel Adjei-Atta; the Director of Prisons in charge of Operations, Mr. Samuel Akolbire; the Personal Assistant to the Acting Director General, Joseph Vuu; the Deputy Controller and Accountant General in charge of Audit, Investigation and Payroll, Mr. Wisdom Komlan Messan; the Deputy Controller and Accountant General in charge of Financial Management Services, Mr. Edward Akuamoah Boateng; and the head of Public Relations CAGD, Mr. Cephas Narh Dosoo.