Director-General Of Prisons Lauds The Church of Pentecost

The Director-General of Ghana Prisons Service, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, has lauded The Church of Pentecost for its tremendous support to the service over the years, especially with the interventions of building prison reformation centres across the nation.

According to the Director-General, the Nsawam Prison Reformation Centre, a 320-bed capacity facility, is the second among the five modern centres (Ejura, Nsawam, Damango, Obuasi, and Enchi) being built in Ghana by the Church in partnership with the Prisons Service.

He made this commendation in his welcome address during the commissioning of the Nsawam Prison Reformation Centre located at Ahodwo within the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality, Eastern Region on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

Mr. Egyir disclosed that the persistent quest of the Prisons Service in tackling issues of congestion over the years bore further fruits in 2017, after an engagement with Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Chairman of the church.

“The call for support from The Church of Pentecost in addressing this age-long problem was born out of a desire by the Prisons Administration by the time to complement government efforts by reaching out to corporate groups, faith-based organisations, and individuals to support,” he said, reiterating that monumental among the contributions was that of the church.

The Director-General indicated that beyond decongesting the prisons through the establishment of camp prisons throughout the country, lies also the inherent advantage of expanding prison agriculture and imparting various artisanal skills to the inmates.

He stressed that the camp prisons have been deliberately sited in areas having vast arable lands, saying, “The intention is to afford inmates the opportunity to learn themselves to farming as a vocation while producing food to supplement their feeding and provide the opportunity for skill acquisition for areas of carpentry, tailoring, and ICT.”

He, therefore, called on other corporate groups to partner and emulate the kind gesture of the church by supporting the various initiatives rolled out by the Prisons Service, especially the mechanization of agriculture.


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