Kwadaso Area Donates To Manhyia Local Prison

The Kwadaso Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated assorted items to inmates of the Manhyia Local Prison in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional Capital.

The Area Head, Apostle John Budu Kobina Tawiah, in the company of the area pastorate and some Area Prisons Committee members, made the presentation during a visit to the facility on Thursday, March 3, 2022.

The items, worth about GHS 6,000.00, included bags of rice, gari, sugar, gallons of cooking oil, soap, toiletries, slippers, clothing and sachet water, among others.

In a brief remark, Apostle Tawiah stated that Christ desires for the Church to visit and care for prisoners as though they were doing it for Him; and this, according to him, informed the church’s decision to visit inmates and officers of the prison.

He further explained that beyond the donations and the gifts, the Church is also putting up correctional facilities to help ease congestion in Ghanaian prisons.

Receiving the items, the Director of the Manhyia Local Prison, ADP Dr. Nana Kofi Antwi, who doubles as the Chief of Konongo Odumasi, thanked The Church of Pentecost for the massive support to the Ghana Prisons Service. He was also grateful to the area for the kind gesture describing it as a timely one.

ADP Antwi, however, appealed to the church to consider helping the prison put up an Officers’ Bungalow to ensure quick response to emergency cases.

He also solicited the church’s assistance for the procurement of office equipment such as photocopiers to enhance their operations.

“We humbly appeal to individual members of the church who can afford to pay the fines of some inmates to do so in order to ensure their release. Some of these fines are insignificant and when paid could lead to their release and help deal with congestion,” he said.

The Tailoring Manager at the prison also requested for more sewing machines to train the inmates.

In a short exhortation to the inmates, Pastor Daniel Kofi Yankah of Asuoyeboah District, admonished them to rid their hearts of unforgiveness. He said that it is only when they forgive others of their sins that God will also forgive them of theirs, remember them and set their feet on higher grounds, just as He did for Joseph who was moved from a prisoner to the Prime Minister of Egypt overnight.

The leader of the inmates thanked the delegation and expressed their joy that the Church constantly has them in mind, visits them as Jesus said, and also loves them despite their crimes and predicaments.

Report by Pastor John Afawuah (Kwadaso Area)

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