Businessman Mr. Chief Kofi Ohene gave James Camp Prison at North Ridge, Accra, a package of grocery supplies to mark his 60th birthday. The donated package included 300 packs of jollof rice with chicken, rice, maize, sunflower oil, toilet rolls, evaporated milk, laundry detergent, sugar, beverages, canned meat and fish and ginger tea.
In remarks made at the giving event, Mr. Ohene said he was thrilled to join inmates of the prison, whom he described as “his brothers and sisters,” to celebrate 60 years of God’s blessings. Mr. Ohene said he could not have been in a better place than the James Camp Prison, and noted that his kind gesture was for God and country.
Acknowledgement and Gratitude
Officer-in-Charge of the James Camp Prison Mr. Raphael Tuekpe thanked Mr. Chief Ohene for the assistance for inmates of the prison. Mr. Tuekpe explained that donations from private individuals and organizations are important in the inmate reformation process and in integrating inmates properly back into society following the completion of their custodial sentences.
“Donations like this make the inmates feel a sense of belonging so that when they go out they don’t wage war on the society. But if we are not treating them like this and we shun them, anytime they go out, they become peeved and when they are peeved, the consequences are not good at all as they will not spare us. So, it is good that we will come to their aid from time to time.”
Acting Second-in-Command of the James Camp Prison Supt. Emmanuel Darfour received the gift package and expressed gratitude Mr. Ohene who was accompanied by family and friends. Supt. Darfour noted that the assistance would support the care of inmates who are otherwise left to depend on the GHS1.80 per person per day provided by government.
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