Ejura Camp Prison Gets Interim Steering Committee

The Mampong Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Samuel Kwabena Asare, has inaugurated a 7-member Steering Committee to team up with the Ejura Camp Prison Administration to manage the institutional programmes of the Station.

The Committee members included Elder Dr. Benedict Osei-Owusu (Chairman), Elder Dr. John Oduro Boateng (Member), Elder Barima Osei Hwedie II (Ejurahene, Member), Elder Lawyer David Vondee (Secretary), Probationary Overseer Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) Thomas Apraku Debrah (Member), Pastor Vincent Cudjoe Amuzu (Member), Madam Helen Gifty Dwamena Amoah (Member), and Superintendent Dickson Owusu Ameyaw (Co-opted). The colourful event took place recently at the Prison Chapel.

The Committee apart from managing the institutional programme of the Station will also do periodic routine inspection and maintenance work at the facility, thoroughly monitor and evaluate the activities of the facility every quarter and report appropriately to the leadership of the church through the Area Head.

It will also provide the needed teaching and learning materials of the institutional programmes for their smooth running, take any initiative that will meet unforeseen exigencies that may occur from time to time, and undertake any other work that may be assigned by the leadership of the church as and when the need may be.

Speaking at the ceremony, Pastor Kwabena Asare took his scripture reading from Matthew 5:13-16 and said that the church has a dual purpose – having been called out of the world to belong to God and sent back to the world to witness and to serve.

He posited that Jesus has made the church the salt of the earth and the light of the world. As salt and light, he said that the church engages the governance structures of the nation with the values and principles of the kingdom of God. He added that it is in this direction that the church seeks to partner with government and the Prisons Administration to bring transformation to the lives of persons who are incarcerated in prison through the provision of decent accommodation, employable skills, institutional programmes, and Christian activities to make them useful to society.

The Area Head thanked the committee members for responding to the call and prayed for God’s grace upon them. He appreciated Officers at Camp Prison for their love, patriotism and commitment towards the realization of the vision.

The Committee Chairman, Elder Dr. Benedict Osei Owusu, in his response appreciated the Chairman of the church, the Executive Council and the Mampong Area Head for the confidence reposed in them. He assured that the committee will work to fulfill their role in the transformation agenda.

Elder Dr. Oduro Boateng, a member of the committee and CEO of St. Luke Hospital, Kasei donated three kente weaving equipment and accessories to support skills training at the Camp.

In attendance were some ministers and their wives of Mampong Area, Prison Officers and the inmates of the Camp.

Report by Overseer Osei Mensah.

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