General News Tue, 24 Oct 2000

Prison Service denies reports of strike

The Directorate of the Ghana Prison Service on Monday denied reports that some prison officers in certain parts of the country were on a sit-down strike. "A cross-check has confirmed that officers throughout the country went to work as usual and were peacefully going about their duties as expected of them without any hindrance," according to a statement signed by Assistant Director of Prisons, Mr J. Kwaw-Yankson.

"The Directorate of the Ghana Prison Service wishes to allay the anxiety and fears occasioned by the publicity given to this allegation and assures all and sundry that there is peace and tranquillity in the service."

The statement said since such volatile news items concerning security matters had wider national implications, media houses should always crosscheck before going public.

Source: GNA