Information available to coverghana indicates that the President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo Addo has in consultation with the council of state in accordance with Article 72(1) of the 1992 Constitution granted amnesty to 794 deserving prisoners.

In the document sighted by coverghana, the President took this action to help mitigate the dangers posed by congestion in prisons across the country especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in the country.

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BELOW ARE THE CATEGORY OF COVICTS  AFFECTED

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  • First offenders……………..772
  • Very Old Prisoners……….16
  • Seriously ill………………….4
  • Death sentence commuted to life imprisonment…………….2

BELOW IS THE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS PATRICK DARKO MISSAH

 

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