Daniel Machator

Administrative Staff
Mr. Daniel Machator

Assistant Registrar

Mr. Daniel Machator is an Assistant Registrar, Public Affairs at the Institute. A prolific writer and a columnist in the area of security, he joins the Public Affairs Unit of the Institute with rich communication experience.

Mr. Machator holds a Master of Arts in Communication Degree from the University of Cape Coast and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with Linguistics from the University of Ghana. He also holds certificates in Countering Violent Extremism in Public Places, Conflict Resolution in Detention Centres and other security related courses.

Prior to his appointment at the Institute, Mr. Machator was the Deputy Chief Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Prisons Service. As the deputy national spokesperson for the Prisons Service, he in concert with the Chief Public Relations Officer, developed, managed and defined the tone of the service’s communication materials for the attention of media houses. He was additionally responsible for the development of  strategic partnerships with key stakeholders of the service among other public relations functions.

Mr. Machator had earlier served as the Central Regional Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Prisons Service, a position he held for seven years.

Before his enlistment into the senior corps of the Ghana Prisons Service, Mr. Machator worked with Theovision International as Radio Station Manager for Radio Gaakii in Saboba, Northern Ghana.

An accomplished correctional manager, writer, speaker and award winning columnist, Mr. Machator has great interest in youth development and correctional reforms. He is an affiliate Member of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana.

  • MA. Communication Studies – University of Cape Coast
  • BA. History with Linguistics – University of Ghana
  • Affiliate Member, Institute of Public Relations, Ghana
  • GJA Special Award 2019 For Highlighting Issues on Crime, Health and Security
  1. Within Ghana’s prison walls: The myth, the truth and all.
  2. Freedom smiles but society frowns: The ex-convict’s uncertain journey to acceptance.
  3. The Prison Officer: A forgotten engineer of your sound sleep.
  4. Sex and sexuality in our jails: A tale of predator and prey.
  5. Prisons, our abandoned treasure houses.
  6. Reforming a hungry prisoner: Woes of the prison administrator.
  7. The semi-denoted grenade of phones in our jails.
  8. Prisoner or patient? The fate of Ghana’s mentally ill offender.
  9. Educating Ghana’s imprisoned: A pathway to freedom.
  10. ‘Big Men’ behind bars: Do they really enjoy some privileges?
  11. Prison conditions and Ghana’s fight against coronavirus.