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The Tanoso District Pentecost Church, has appealed for more support for people serving term in the prisons to enable them to live in human dignity.

Mrs. Cynthia Twumasi, wife of the District Pastor, said they should not be abandoned by the society.

She was presenting 200 copies of the Bible and assorted gift including bags of rice, detergents, soap and toilet paper, during a visit to the Manhyia Prisons in Kumasi by the church.

They were there to socialize and to share the gospel with the prisoners as part of activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the district.

The theme chosen for the event is “Celebrating the goodness of God”.

Mr. Twumasi spoke of the need to focus efforts on equipping inmates of the prisons with life skills that would enable them to lead decent lives after they regained their freedom.

This, she added, should not be left to the government alone and that corporate and religious bodies and individuals should have an important part to play.

She noted that many of them after completing their term could be tempted to go back to their bad ways, if they had nothing doing that could earn them some income.

Mrs. Twumasi reminded Christians that they were enjoined by their faith to show love, care and bring comfort to the poor and the needy.

“Giving to the needy and troubled in society is our way to respond to God’s goodness towards the church over the period”, she added.

Chief Superintendent of Prisons (CSP) Patrick Salifu, the Assistant Supervisor, said they were grateful for the gesture and gave the assurance that these would be used for the intended purpose.

He pleaded for the supply of more training tools and equipment including computers to train the prisoners in information and communication technology (ICT) and other life skills.

The facility, holding in excess of 300 prisoners, has only four sewing machines, and he said these were inadequate.


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