THE National Vice-President of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Ladies’ Association (Power Queens), Mrs Josephine Ababio, has stressed the need for the Prisons Service to be supported to play the role of reformative centres.
She noted that the government alone could not meet all the needs of the prisons and it was important that other organisations and individuals came on board.
She said if inmates came out of prisons reformed, they would be in the position to contribute to national development rather than the situation where inmates came out of the prisons more hardened.
Mrs Ababio stated this when the association presented a quantity of food items valued at about GH¢400 and cash of GH¢100 to the female section of the Kumasi Central Prisons.
The donation was in line with the association’s social responsibility towards needy institutions.
Mrs Ababio said the prisons needed attention because some of the inmates came out refined to contribute meaningfully to national development.
She stressed that if the prison service received the needed support, it would be in a better position to play its role as a reformative organisation.
The second-in-command of the Kumasi Female Prisons, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) Beatrice Agyei, thanked the association for the gesture.
She said the prisons welcomed such support because they went a long way to improve the living conditions of inmates. ASP Agyei, therefore, called on other organisations to turn their attention to the prisons.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Office of the EGC, Mr Erasmus Baidoo, said the initiative of the ladies’ association was a demonstration of the love they had for the needy in the society.