Crime Check Foundation, CCF, has donated assorted food items and toiletries to the Awutu Camp Prison worth over thousands of Ghana Cedis.
The items include 2 washing detergents, 10 tubers of yam, a box of cooking oil, 2 boxes of noodles, 3 packs of carbonated drinks, 2 sets of toilet rolls, a box of Key soap, 12 bags of rice and a pack of iodised salt. CCF also added an amount of Five Hundred Ghana cedis to help lessen their financial challenges.
The donation was made possible through two of its group donors, Rescue Them Now Foundation in Tema and Zumunta Ladies based in Germany.
Presenting the items, the Executive Director, CCF, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng underscored the importance of Prisons as a key reformation institution. He urged the public to turn attention to support the prisons to enable it execute its mandate.
“If we all come together to support the Prisons, it will become purely reformation and rehabilitation centers. It is part of the mandate of the Prisons Service to ensure that they train the inmates to be upright when they come out of prison. It looks like the prison officers have been left out when the prisons are been supported. We will appeal to the public to consider the important role these officers play in order to support them.” He appealed.
The Officer-In-Charge of the facility, DDP William Anaman, said the Prisons can fully execute its mandate if NGO’s complement the efforts of government. He thanked the CCF donors who contributed towards the donation. “This donation is timely because for over three months now, the inmates have not eaten rice. Government alone cannot provide adequately to efficiently manage the facility so we become handicapped when we don’t get further support. I would urge other organizations to also support us.” He said.
CCF has paid the fines of 611 petty offenders leading to their release. The Foundation is appealing to the public to help pay the fines for the release of many more petty offenders to decongest our prisons.