Volta Regional Prisons Commander retires

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Caleb Kuleke, GNA

Ho, Aug. 10, GNA – The Ghana Prisons Service
has organised a pull-out ceremony for the retiring Volta Regional Commander of
Prisons, Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP), Mr Victor Blewusi Agbelengor.

The ceremony had a parade of officers and
men/women of the Service, held at the forecourt of the Ho Central Prisons
attended by Dr Archibald Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, his Deputy, top
security officers, a cross-section of the public and family and friends of Mr
Agbelengor.

Mr Agbelengor was recruited into the Ghana
Prison Service on November 27, 1989 as a Chief Officer and served 30 years,
rising to the rank of DDP.

After successful training, he was posted to
Nsawam as Chief Officer in Agriculture and in 1992, enlisted to becoming
Assistant Superintendent of Prisons.

He was posted to Kete-Krachi Prisons,  in 2005, where he served for  three years as Officer-In-Charge and
undertook several developmental projects before moving to James Camp Prisons,
where he served for another three years before sojourning to the United Nations
Mission in South Sudan.

Mr Agbelengor is noted for sourcing 1.8
million dollars for the Agricultural Sector of South Sudan Prisons and having
drafted the Agricultural Policy for that country.

He was also one of the two-member team that
wrote the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for South Sudan Prisons
Agricultural Sector.

Mr Agbelengor also served as advisor and
mentor to South Sudan Prison Directorate in Agriculture and presented a Paper
at the second Governor’s forum on Agriculture for sustainable food security and
economic growth for South Sudan Prison in 2010 August,

At the Ho Prisons, he established a mechanic
training centre for training of inmates, and also established bead industry and
a greenhouse agriculture.

He is also praised for building additional
two offices for Chaplaincy and Head of Technical Services at the Ho Prisons and
developing a working relationship with the Ho PolyClinic for quarterly
screening and treatment of inmates.

Mr Agbelengor is currently working on
acquiring the Defunct Border Guards Training Centre at Akoefe for establishment
of a Prisons Camp on a 118 acres of land for agricultural production and
processing.

He is married with three children.

GNA

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