Isaac Kofi Egyir is a prominent prison officer and the acting director-general of the Ghana Prisons Service.
His appointment was made by President Akufo-Addo on the 21st June 2021.
The following is a profile of him
Date of Birth
Isaac Kofi Egyir was born on August 21, 1964.
He is currently 57 years old.
His academic qualifications include: Master of Philosophy (M Phil) in Animal Science, University of Ghana, Master of Arts (MA) in Peace and Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Master of Science (MSc) in Defense and International Politics, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Post-Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Administration (GIMPA) and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (University of Ghana).
He is a proud product of St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast.
He holds both an Advance Executive and Executive Certificates in Security Management, Forensic and Investigative Psychology from Winconsin International University College.
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.
In 1995, he enlisted in the Service as an Officer Cadet, and in 1996, he was commissioned as a Deputy Superintendent of Prisons.
He was named best cadet in Corrections Management and eventually the best all-round officer cadet and was rewarded with the Sword of Honour.
He was Director of Prisons (DOP) in charge of Operations before being appointed Deputy Director-General of Prisons.
In addition, he served as the Eastern Regional Commander and Officer in Charge of the Nsawam Medium Security Prison, the Commanding Officer of Prisons Headquarters and the Officer in Charge of the Frafraha Camp Prison.
He also served as Chief Agricultural Officer of the Service.
Within the International working environment, he has played a key role in prison assessment and advised extensively on best practices of prison management as well as capacity building activities for national civil and military prison staff of post conflict countries.
He is married with three children.