DANAF Donates To SCC, Project Efiase

The President of Daniel Amoateng Foundation (DANAF) has donated 5 bags of rice, 3 boxes of tomato paste, 10 packs of sachet water, 2 boxes of cooking oil, 3 boxes of canned fish, and toiletries to young offenders of the Senior Correctional Centre (SCC), and cash amount of GH¢2,000 to Project ‘Efiase’ fund.

In a presentation, Pastor Daniel Amoateng who doubles as an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker revealed that the gesture forms part of activities marking his birthday celebration in the month of February.

The prophetic preacher assured the young offenders of God’s unconditional love and salvation for mankind. He advised them to be of good behaviour and submit themselves to be reformed, so as to ensure successful re-integration into society.

The Chairman of the Prisons Council, Rev. Dr. Stephen Wengam, received the items on behalf of the Service and thanked the President of DANAF for the show of love. He was pleased to learn that Pastor Amoateng has been following the activities of Project ‘Efiase’.

Project ‘Efiase’ is an initiative of the Prisons Service Council to create awareness of the deplorable state of Ghanaian prisons; a fundraiser to improve conditions in the prisons; and a platform to foster public-private partnership (PPP) between the Service and the Industry.

The Project was launched by President John Dramani Mahama on June 30, 2015, alongside the 10-year Strategic Development Plan for Ghana Prisons. The proceeds of ‘Efiase’ will go a long way to compliment government’s effort in implementing the 10-year plan.

Rev. Wengam assured Pastor Amoateng that the donation will be used for the intended purpose. He, therefore, appealed to corporate institutions, NGOs and individuals to emulate the gesture.

Rev. Wengam announced the mobile short code, 9050 for all networks, where cash contribution can be sent through

He used the opportunity to allay the fears of corporate bodies, religious bodies, and individuals who intend to donate to ‘Efiase’, as the Council will give an account for every penny donated.

The Greater Accra Regional Commander and Officer-in-Charge of SCC, Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP), Mr. Chris Larvie, was full of gratitude to DANAF for the kind gesture, describing the move as a fulfillment of Scripture.

DDP Chris Larvie hinted that the Centre, which was formerly known as the Ghana Borstal Institute, is the only correctional institution in the country that admits young offenders between the ages of 13 and 20 to be reformed.

Pastor Amoateng and his team were taken round the Centre to familiarize themselves with the dormitories, classrooms, workshops, and other facilities.

Among some Ghanaian celebrities who accompanied the prophetic preacher were, Emelia Brobbey, Pascal Amanfo, and Timothy Bentum.

Other dignitaries present were a nominee of the President on the Prisons Council, Mr. Solomon Appiah; the Second-in-Command (2iC) of SCC, ADP Godwin Hoenyedzi; the head of Education, Supt. Victoria Adzewodah (Mrs); and a few superior prison officers.

In a related development, Osompa Foundation donated GH¢500, foodstuffs, toiletries, and some assorted items to the inmates of James Camp Prison in support of Project ‘Efiase’.

The Officer-in-Charge of James Camp Prison, Deputy Director of Prisons, Mr. R.K. Asamoah-Fenning, who received the donation expressed his heartfelt appreciation, and he appealed to corporate Ghana to emulate Osompa Foundation.

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