THE ASHANTI Regional Organizer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Francis Adomako on Wednesday afternoon donated food items, detergents, soft drinks and packed as well as bagged water to inmates at the Kumasi Central Prisons.
The gesture running into several hundreds of cedis was to celebrate God’s goodness on him as he turns a year older on Thursday, the 8th of December, 2022.
Presenting the items after a tour of the prison where he interacted with the prisoners, Mr Adomako said he was determined to make people smile anytime his birthday approaches.
‘’It is something that I do on my birthdays and today being a Wednesday which is the day I was born I decided to show love with brothers at the Kumasi Central Prisons’’, Mr Adomako said.
Speaking to the media, Mr Adomako expressed commitment to conveying the concerns of the prisoners to the Regional Minister as well as the Interior Minister.
He noted that there were very grown and frail persons in the prisons, adding that there should be a way to help those persons.
The Regional Organizer asked the government to channel reformation measures at the cells and reduce sentences of inmates who display good morals and behaviors.
‘’I will pursue the appeal made to me by the prisoners, especially the one their spokesperson George Ackon made and I believe that granting frail and good behaving prisoners amnesty would be one I would push for’’, Mr Adomako stressed.
Superintendent Richard Bukari, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of Ghana Prisons commended the NPP regional executive for the gesture.
He noted that the donation was a welcome one since the Service had had to deal with the needs of the inmates with government subvention alone.
‘’I appeal to other persons and organizations to look to the Prisons anytime they want to donate so that they could augment the provision from the government and help to cater for the large numbers we have in here’’, the PR officer noted.
Leading the inmates to sing a birthday song, Supt Bukari also prayed for good health and safety for the NPP regional organiser.
By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie