The New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated food items worth GHS 8,00.00 and physical cash of GHS 1,000 to the Manhyia Prison.
The delegation, led by Pastor George Prah Amaning, presented the items on behalf of the New Tafo area head, Apostle Samuel Antwi to the officials of the Prison on Monday, December 20, 2021, at a short ceremony at the forecourt of the prison.
The gesture was part of the activities earmarked for the celebration of the Yuletide.
The items donated include 14 bags of 50Kg rice, three bags of 50Kg sugar, 8 maxi bags of Gari, 10 bottles of 25 litres of cocking oil, Tin tomatoes, soaps T-rolls yam.
Not excluding the GHc1,000.00.
Presenting the items on behalf of the New Tafo area head, Pastor George Prah Amaning said the gesture was to extend the love of Christ to the inmates and give them hope.
Pastor George Prah speaking to the media base on scripture encouraged the inmates to put their hope in Christ and see their current situation as an opportunity to building a better relationship with God.
At the time of the visit, there were more than 100 inmates in detention.
According him, a similar gesture was extended to the Amanfrom Camp and Ejura camp prisons.
Receiving the items on behalf of the inmates, the Manhyia prison chaplain, Rev Amo Mensah expressed his profound gratitude to God and the church for reaching out to them this festive season.
Rev Amo Mensah was full of praise to the Church. “Your visit and donation are timely. Indeed, we have had visits from several organizations but I must admit that yours is unique,” he said, adding, “May the Lord bless you for remembering our brothers who are in prison.” He then appealed to all Ghanaian to come to their aid especially with practical machines they use to trained the inmates before they finish their sentence. He also took time to correct a misconception about prisons and stated that it is a correctional centre. “They are not just in prison; it is a correction centre where all sorts of handiworks such as bead making, baking, crocheting, tailoring, Mason work, hair dressing among others are leant. This is done to reform inmates in order for them to be useful to society when they come out,” he said.
By: Akwadaa Nyame(SilverFM)