Women in Leadership International (WILI), has donated items valued at GHC 25,000 to the Senior Correctional Centre of the Ghana Prisons Service and the Girls Industrial School, to ensure inmates are effectively protected in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The items donated in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) include: four gallons of bleach, nine gallons of liquid soap, six boxes of Vitamin C, three Gun Thermometers, some beverages and soft drinks.
The rest are, 16 packs of paper towels and napkins, six and 15 liter gallons of sanitizers, six Veronica Buckets with bowls, 60 pieces of masks, 40 packs of bottled water, two packs of Pepsodent, 30 bags of sachet water, six bags of rice, two gallons of oil (5 liters), 10 boxes of Indomie and five boxes of sanitary pads.
The Reverend Dr Nana Yaa Owusu-Prempeh, the Founder and President General of WILI, said the gesture formed part of their humanitarian activities in this period of COVID-19 pandemic.
She said they had also made a cash donation of GHC2, 000 to the Senior Correctional Centre to aid their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) preparation and registration process.
“We have adopted the boys in the Centre so we come here every year to assist them, especially with preparations towards their B.E.C.E. Last year, we did the same by supporting them with stationery,” she added.
Rev Nana Yaa educated the inmates on the COVID-19 precautionary measures and also encouraged both the boys and girls to know that there was a better life after their stay at the centre so they should not lose hope.
She expressed gratitude to the UNFPA, members of WILI, the NanaYaa Foundation, groups and all individuals who supported the exercise to ensure the safety of the inmates.
Mr David Ofosu Addo, the Assistant Director of Prisons Senior Correctional Centre, receiving the items, expressed gratitude to WILI for the timely donation.
He gave the assurance that they would put all the items to good use for the benefit of the boys.
Ms Gifty Tepkor, the Manageress of the Girls Industrial School, also thanked the benefactors for the gesture, saying the items would assist them in taking care of the Home.
Ms Tepkor appealed to the Government to assist the school raise its fence higher as some of the girls who were brought to the facility for being in conflict with the law tried to escape by scaling the short wall.