The Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), Cape Coast Assembly, has donated sanitary items to inmates of Ankaful Prisons as part of efforts to assist the government in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The items worth GHC1,200.00 comprised of hand washing containers, tissue papers, hand sanitizers and disinfectants were to support inmates observe the hygiene protocols by the Ghana Health Service.
Revered David Biney, the Area Head Pastor, Cape Coast Central Assembly of CACI who presented the items said, the donation formed part of the Church’s social responsibility to help the less privileged in the society in these critical times.
He explained that the welfare and well-being of the vulnerable especially prisoners who were more exposed to infections as a result of poor social distancing within their facilities was the Church’s priority.
The move was therefore to help control community spread of the disease.
The Head Pastor encouraged other religious institutions and individuals to support prisoners as they were more vulnerable to Covid-19.
He lauded the government and Frontline health workers for their tireless efforts in the country’s fight against the deadly virus.
Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP) Mr. Nicolas Arthur, Central Regional Commander of Prisons Service who received the items at Ankaful, expressed profound gratitude to the Church for the support and kind gesture.
He assured the Church that the Service would ensure that the items were distributed to the beneficiaries.
The Service had quarantined the inmates and restricted their movements even before the pandemic was reported in the Region and they were doing their best to ensure their safety.
He admonished Prison Officers and the inmates to comport themselves and be cautious in their movements by observing the directives and preventive measures given by the government and health officials.