The Western Regional Paramount Queen Mothers Association provided COVID-19 relief assistance to Sekondi Central Prisons. The GHS5,000-assistance package included over-the-counter medication, rice, eggs, soaps and other grocery supplies. President of the Western Regional Paramount Queen-mothers Association Awulae Ndabozom II said the relief supplies were intended to help protect and boost the immune systems of prisoners in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queen-Mother of Shama Nyankrom Nana Akosua Gyamfiaba, a member of the association, remarked that the queens were playing their part in the fight against COVID-19 through community awareness awareness education about the risk of infections. Nana Gyamfiaba said queens have been reaching out to their respective communities and participating in radio-based public education programs. She warned the public to take it seriously and not think that the virus does not exist.

Western Regional Commander of Prisons Mr. Mark Agbosu received the relief assistance package and expressed grattitude to queen mothers. Mr. Agbosu described as heartwarming the fact that the association and its members had incarcerated people in mind.  He explained that the essence of imprisonment was not just for punishment, but for reformation and eventual integration into society after sentences were completed. Regional Commander Agbosu noted said healthcare and food were two critical needs for prsioners and that the Ghana Prison Service was able to address these needs through partnerships with benevolent organizations and individuals.

Credits: | Akwasi Agyei Annim