Essential Relief Foundation, a Non-governmental Organization, (NGO) has provided toilets facilities and reconstructed a concrete arc to the entrance of the Winneba Prisons.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the projects on Friday at Winneba, Madam Evelyn Eduful, Chief Executive Director of the NGO, said the GHC 15,000.00 project was an effort to enhance the existing relationship with the prison.
She said the concrete arc was to ensure that the facility obtained a proper gate not only to safe guard the inmates but to make the personnel assigned to work in the facility secure from any hindrance in the execution of their duties.
Madam Eduful was accompanied by Pastor Victor Asamoah, Head Pastor of the Church of Pentecost, who dedicated the project to the glory of God.
Deputy Director of Prisons Mr Martin Nicholas Arthur, Officer in charge of the Winneba Prisons, unveiled a plague and advised the inmates to adhere to the advice and counseling given them by their wardens.
He urged them to take advantage of the existing relationship with the various Vocational Training Institutions in the area so that they can learn a vocation and better their lot.
As part of the inauguration, Madam Eduful distributed over 300 toothpastes, brushes and soap to the inmates and this was besides the special dishes and soft drinks served to them.
DDP Arthur on behalf of the government and the Ghana Prison Service Directorate, expressed appreciation to the NGO for the good job done adding that the project has not only enhanced the image of the facility but would also benefit the current and future inmates.
He assured Madam Eduful that they will carry out periodic maintenance of the project to prolong their life span.
Speaking at the function the immediate past Officer in Charge of the facility, Assistant Director of Prisons Mr Augustin Bopam during whose tenure the project was initiated, was also full of praise for the NGO's assistance.
He called on other NGO's in country to emulate the example of Essential Relief Foundation to help improve the lives of inmates in the various prisons across the country.