Manhyia Prisons: Nana Dr. Kofi Antwi II pulled-out of service

BY: Nana Yaw Barimah
Manhyia Prisons: Nana Dr. Kofi Antwi II pulled-out of service
Director General of Prisons Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir (left) presenting the citation to Nana Dr. Kofi Antwi II (right)

A pull-out ceremony was held at the weekend in honour of Nana Dr. Kofi Antwi II, Assistant Director of Prisons, who was in-charge of Manyia Local Prisons in Kumasi .

He retired from active service at the age of 60.

Nana Dr. Kofi Antwi is also the Asante-Akyem Odumasehene and the Nifahene (right wing) of the Juaben Traditional Area in the Ashanti Region.

The first phase of the pull-out ceremony was held at the Asawasi Methodist Church where Pastor Newman Osafo Adu Amankwa, the Kokofu District Pastor of the SDA Church, delivered the sermon.

Later, Nana Dr. Kofi Antwi inspected a guard of honour at the Manhyia Prisons and sat in an open car where prison officers lined-up at the sides and he was pulled out through the principal street of Manhyia.

His position as Manhyia local head has been taken by ADP Joseph Asabere, a former Second In-Command at the Koforidua Local Prisons.

Present at the ceremony were the Director-General of Prisons, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, a former Director-General of Prisons, Mr. Patrick Darko Missah, Chaplain and many other senior officers in the Prisons Service.

Nana Owusu Yentumi Akyempim, Gyaasehene of Juaben represented Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Omanhene of the Juaben Traditional Area as the Special Guest of Honour.

Also present was Nana Asafoakaa Agyei Tabi, the Juasohene who chaired the programme and Asante -Akyem Odumase Chiefs and Elders led by the Krontihene, Nana Asiedu Kotwi.

In a citation, the Ghana Prisons Service commended Nana Dr. Kofi Antwi for his immense contributions to the development and growth of the service which he described as very remarkable.

“This has been possible due to your dedication and devotion to the vision and mission of the service,” the citation stated.

The Juasohene, Nana Asafoakaa Agyei Tabi commended Nana Dr. Kofi Antwi for the good work done.

Nana Kofi Antwi was installed Asante-Akyem Odumasihene on October 2, 2006. He succeeded his late uncle, Nana Kofi Akoi who reigned for 50 years.

Educational background

He had his elementary education at Breman-Brakwa and Atwima-Techiman from 1969 /1978 respectively.

He continued his secondary education at Atwimaman Secondary School now Afia Kobi Senior High School at Atwima Trabuom.

He continued his Sixth Form Secondary education at the Wenchi Secondary School from 1986-1988.

When completed the Sixth Form he taught at Atwima-Gyekye Methodist JSS where he taught Mathematics and Technical Skills.

He gained admission to pursue Bachelor of Education in Psychology and Diploma in Economics in 1990-1994.

After five years in secular employment, he had the opportunity to pursue MPhil in Guidance and Counseling at the University of Cape Coast.

He pursued further studies at the University of Cape Coast distance education programme where he pursued Post-Graduate Diploma in Organization Development from 2010-2014.

With keen interest in reaching the pinnacle, Nana Kofi Antwi II passed a competitive interview at the now Akenten Appiah-Minkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development in Kumasi to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership.