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General News of Sunday, 31 March 2019


Crime Check Foundation support Yendi Local Prison

Officers of Yendi Prison in a photo with Crime Check Foundation representative Officers of Yendi Prison in a photo with Crime Check Foundation representative

Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a Prisons NGO has donated 10 Orbit Fans to the inmates of the Yendi Local Prisons in the Northern Region.

The presentation, which was done at the Prisons Headquarters also included a 40-inches flat screen television.

The donation forms part of the "Support the Operation 2,000 Orbit Fans" project initiated by Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the Ambassador Extraordinaire of Prisons.

The project is to mobilise resources and donations to enable the Foundation fix fans in all the 42 Prisons nationwide.

Mr Kwarteng, who is also the Executive Director of CCF, told the GNA that the donation would help the Ghana Prison Service in the reformation and rehabilitation agenda.

He said the reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners should no longer remain the preserve of government in view of the numerous challenges associated with penal reforms.

He said the Yendi Local Prison, made a request for 10 fans, hence the presentation to them.

He said the donation was very crucial, looking at how inmates suffer from various diseases associated with overcrowding and heat.

Isaac Kofi Egyir, Director of Prisons in Charge of Operations, who received the items on behalf of the Director-General commended the management of CCF for their continues support to the Service.

He said it was a clear sign that the Service was in a fruitful collaboration with CC, indicating that management of inmates was not a sole responsibility of government but also stakeholders.

The Director urged all likeminded organisations and individuals to come on board and support the efforts of the leadership of the Service.

He said inmates were still part of the society, who were going through reformation and rehabilitation and their welfare was cardinal.

"Such gesture goes a long way to help the Service conform to the international standards and practise," he said.

He said the support would reinforce the activities of the Service.

Over the past years, the Foundation has supported a number of Prisons with this Orbit project including the Nsawam Male and Female Prison and the Kumasi Central Prison.