The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa has unveiled a plaque to commemorate the renovation of the Nsawam prison’s condemned block which is spearheaded by the Garrison Methodist Presbyterian Church (GMPC), Men’s fellowship on Wednesday, 7 October 2020.
The renovation was part of the GMPC Men’s fellowship’s Corporate Social Responsibility to support the prison service.
Lt Gen Boamah Akwa in his presentation expressed his appreciation to the Men’s fellowship for taking such an initiative to support the Prison Service. He added that the Ghana Armed Forced (GAF) was willing to support the Prison Service in addressing certain challenges the facility was faced with, especially the issue of congestion.
On behalf the Regional Chairman of the Prison Service, the Eastern Regional Command of the Ghana Prison Service, and Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP) Ernest Asante Adofo in his speech expressed his profound appreciation to the Men’s fellowship for fulfilling their promise of renovating the condemned block.
He however, stated that the Prison Service needed more space to ease the congestion of inmates and therefore called on the public and organisations to help the inmates.
Items such as food, drinks were presented to feed about 300 inmates and Officers.
Present at the occasion were the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Seth Amoama Director of Religious Affairs, Naval Captain Paul Adjei-Djan, immediate Past Chairman of the GMPC Men’s fellowship, Joel Kwami Sowu and other Executives of the Men’s fellowship.