The Dansoman branch of the Knight and Ladies of Marshal, a Catholic-friendly society, on Wednesday, presented tools and machines worth GH¢10,000 to the Senior Correction Centre of the Ghana Prison Service in Accra.
The presentation, which includes two industrial machines, three hand sewing machines, three industrial irons, 40 yards of leather and 19 scissors, is to equip the bamboo workshop of the centre.
The Grand Knight of Council 71, Ferdinand Nimako, said the donation followed a request from the centre last year, when the Council presented assorted items to the inmates.
He noted that the members of the Council promised the Centre and decided to equip the bamboo workshop.
“Today’s donation is to fulfil our promise made last year to retool the bamboo workshop to help the inmates acquire all the necessary skills they need to become perfect on the job.” he said.
Brother Nimako said the Council during its next visit would come and retool other workshops which lacked materials and equipment.
He said the focus of the society was to help individuals, communities and organisations to live comfortably and that the Council had over the years supported some hospitals, schools, orphanages and communities.
The Noble Lady, Sister Josephine Amoah appealed to the centre to take proper care of the equipment to help benefit future inmates.
She advised the inmates to take their practical lessons seriously to enable them acquire some handy work before ending their sentence.
ASP Vitoria Adu-Amoah Foli, an officer of the Borstal Home, who received the equipment, thanked members of the noble order for the gesture.
She said the donation would help equip the inmates since the industrial machines at the bamboo workshop were not functioning.
By Bernard Benghan