Mrs. Beatrice Tandoh (left) presenting the items to ASP Juliana Oye Appiah (right), in charge of Canteen and Transport. With them are Rev. Robert Peasah and the members of the fellowship.
The Reverend Robert Peasah, Circuit Pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), Abeka Assembly, has called on the government to institute measures that would allow national service personnel from tertiary institutions to provide service at the prison centres in the country.
He said a feel of the prison environment would help shape their emotions and character and positively on their work when they are entrusted with the responsibility to manage a public office. The man of God said the practice would enable service personnel, to work with circumspect and not misappropriate public funds meant for development for the people.
Rev. Peasah made the call when the Good Women Fellowship (GWF) members of the church presented assorted items worth GH¢3,000 to the inmates of the Nsawam Female Prison in the Eastern Region on Saturday.
He urged the youth who are the future leaders of the country not to allow themselves to be influenced by politicians to foment trouble or funning the embers of war for their parochial interest to win power at all cost and dumps them latter.
Instead, they should see the country as their future and make every effort to protect it from selfish ambitious politicians.
“There are many Churches in the country with different doctrines but their ultimate goal is to serve God and in the same way, politicians also pursue different ideologies but their aim is geared towards the development of Ghana and as Christians do not fight over doctrinal issues politicians must not also create unnecessary tension on ideologies.”
He hoped that with prayers of the Christendom, the December general election would be peaceful.
Mrs. Beatrice Tandoh, (Leader of the GWF who presented the items said it was incumbent upon the women to visit the inmates and share with them what God has blessed them with, to give them some comfort.
Receiving the items, ASP Juliana Oye Appiah a Prison Officer in charge of Canteen and Transport, expressed gratitude to the church for the gesture and asked God to replenish their pockets for whatever they spent.
She said that the items would go a long way to improve the lives of the inmates.
The items presented included two maxi bags each of maize, and rice, quantities of second hand cloths, sugar and cooking oil, loaves of bread, sachet water and cartons of key soap.