Volta GNATLAS Supports Ho Central Prisons Inmates

The Volta Regional Coordinator of the Ghana National Association of Teachers’ Ladies Society (GNATLAS), Nana Yaa Owiafe has said that her outfit is committed to promoting the growth and development of women in society to enable them act decisively as they contribute their quota to national development.

Nana Yaa Owiafe said her outfit was much concerned about issues that affect the growth of women and as part of its programmes, it would continue to extend support to them, particularly the less privileged ones in society to encourage them to lead lives that are worthy of emulation. The GNATLAS Coordinator expressed the concern when her outfit presented food items and sanitary materials to the inmates of the female ward at the Ho-Central prisons.

According to him, the situation in which the inmates found themselves was very unfortunate and urged them to draw lessons from their current situation to enable them effectively reintegrate into society when they are released.

Nana Yaa Owiafe explained that the gesture, which forms part of the International Women’s Day celebration by the Society, was dedicated to tackling problems confronting women in society, particularly on gender violence and discrimination that has the tendency to negatively impact on the development of women.

The Regional Coordinator of GNATLAS observed that the upkeep of the inmates should be seen as a collective responsibility of all, which ought not to be left in the hands of government alone, noting that the inmates would reintegrate into society therefore adequate support be given to them to aid their transformation process.

She also urged the inmates to allow the fear of God to dominate their lives as well as be respectful to the prison authorities to enable them receive the necessary training that would ensure that they would no longer commit similar offences that took them there.

The officer in charge at the Ho Female Prisons, Supt. Grace Allan-Ganyinah thanked members of GNATLAS in the Volta region for the gesture. She explained that the presentation was timely because it would go a long way to help in the upkeep of the inmates and assured that the items would be put to good use to serve the intended purpose.

Supt. Allan-Ganyinah stressed that the inmates needed help because government alone could not afford to provide all the needs of the inmates saying the GH¢1.80p a day being the feeding fee for each of the inmates is not adequate therefore the need for organized groups and organizations to complement government’s efforts through regular support to the inmates.

From Samuel Agbewode, Ho


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