Father’s Day In Kumasi, Abotre Clinic called on Ghanaians to make efforts To contribute to welfare Of Prisoners As It celebrates, dines with prisoners, paid fines.
Management and Staffs of Abotre Clinic in Kumasi Ashanti region have joined Kumasi Central Prisons to mark the father’s day celebration with the male Prisoners .
They dinned with the convicts and presented some relief items like food, packs of assorted drinks, lavatory kits, soaps and toothpastes aimed at putting smiles and restoring hope in the faces of the men behind bars.
The gesture, which was part of the Chief Executive Officer’s corporate social responsibilities for the correctional centre, also coincided with the father’s day festivity, paid off some fines for two inmates to be released.
Presenting the GH¢ 15000 worth donation, the Chief Executive Officer of the Abotre Clinic, Dr Patrick Amanor also promised to pay for the release of those with fines every week at least 3 convicts until end of December 2022, stating that Men behind bars are also fathers and are needed to be remembered in occasions like this.
Dr Patrick Amanor appealed to the general public especially people of high portfolios, corporate bodies, churches and public-spirited individuals to be compassionate towards Prisoners, extend benevolence and make constant efforts to contribute to their welfare, in the broader national interest.
“convicts were still an integral part of the country and they could contribute in various ways to development after serving their time, therefore we will make every effort to pay for those with fines every week until end of December this year, so we can release about 48 in total” Abotre Clinic CEO assured the Prisoners and the Prisons Officers.
Meanwhile, the Chaplain of the Kumasi Central Prisons, Rev. Superintendent Mrs. Rev Supt. Stella Ama Katso-Anku who received the donation on behalf of the Regional Prisons Commander was excited and thanked Dr. Patrick Amanor and the Abotre Clinic for such a great gesture, as she said the donation was timely and a big relief.
She said convicts needed the love and support from the entire society to reform as according to her the welfare of prisoners must not be left to the government alone, therefore appealed to the public to support the prisons in various ways to feed the inmates and also help to prepare them for their re-integration into the society, after their release.
reporting for heroesghnews by Rexkin Ohene Boateng hello fm Kumasi.