Officials from the Ghana Prisons Service led by the Director General of Prisons, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
The meeting was held at the Church’s General Headquarters at Labadi, in Accra.
The visit, according to Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, was to express their extreme appreciation to The Church of Pentecost for its numerous contributions to the Service, and to explore opportunities for more collaborations.
He commended the Church for taking the initiative to build prison camps in order to lessen the challenge of overcrowding in the facilities.
Among the Ghana Prisons Service delegation were Dr. Francis Omane-Addo (Director of Technical), Mrs. Patience Baffoe-Bonnie (Director of Services), Mr. Hanson Adu-Awuku (Director of Agriculture), ADP Canon Selwyn S. Adama Okai (Chaplain General), and CSP Vitalis A-Iyeh (Chief Public Relations officer).
Mr. Egyir, on behalf of the Prisons Service, presented a plaque to the Chairman in recognition of the tremendous contribution made to the Service.
In response, Apostle Nyamekye expressed fulfilment in positive impact the project has made in the lives of the prisoners.
“We are happy that you received our donation. What is now needed is effective management of the facilities to realise the vision of decongesting prison facilities across the nation,” he said.
He disclosed that an orientation programme is being held by the Prisons Committee of the Church at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa-Fetteh, for prison inmates who have had their fines redeemed by the Church in order to reconnect them with their families before their reintegration into society.
He stated that there are two other Prison Reformation Centres under construction at Damongo and Obuasi; both are near completion.
The construction of prison reformation centres by The Church of Pentecost is part of the Church’s five-year strategic vision, dubbed: “Vision 2023: Possessing the Nations” aimed at transforming every sphere of society with values and principles of the Kingdom of God.
Present were Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe (International Missions Director) and Apostle Samuel Osei Asante (Kaneshie Area Head and Executive Council Member).