By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Aug. 20, GNA – Management of Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a Prison NGO has supported Madam Akosua Owusua, a petty trader with an amount of GH¢ 7,040 as seed capital for her business.
The NGO in the month of June, this year facilitated the release of Madam Akosua from the Kumasi Central Prison with the support of some good Samaritans.
Madam Akosua was accused of stealing items belonging to the owner of a house; she took care off, not knowing it was her husband, who stole the items.
The court convicted Madam Akosua to a fine of GH¢ 3, 600 or in default, a four-year prison term.
Madam Akousa could not pay the fine and was serving the four years imprisonment, when the Foundation came to her rescue through its Executive Director, Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng.
Mr Kwarteng told the GNA that Madam Akosua, together with her Mother, Children and an Uncle visited the Management of the Foundation to express their gratitude and appreciation on her release.
He said it was on their visit that management of the Foundation decided to surprise Akosua with a cash amount, since she wanted to continue her petty trading.
“The money we are providing for Akosua and the family is to enable her invest in her trade and put her children back in school,” he added.
He said after the release of Madam Akosua from prison, the Foundation appealed for support for her and one Mr Asamoah offered her an accommodation in Kumasi.
He said with the new accommodation, Madam Akosua and her family could now start their lives anew.
Mr Kwarteng, who is also the Ambassador Extraordinaire of Prisons commended benevolent individuals both home and abroad for their support in assisting voiceless individuals in society.
Madam Akosua expressed appreciation to the management of CCF and other good Samaritans, who in diverse ways supported her and the family during and after her release from prison.
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