Paying courtesy visits to the afflicted and dejected individuals in our communities has become a dogma which is done annually in the ASHBA (Royal) Sector.
Mr. Bediako Isaiah TTAG led administration together with the Women wing within the Sector on Saturday, 21st December 2019 donated some items to the inmates at the Sunyani Central Prisons.
Prior to the slated date for the visitation, the Sector Wocom, Ms. Patience Gyabaah spearheaded all the necessary arrangements needed to make this humanitarian visit a success.
Items donated included bags of rice, bags of gari, toiletries, soaps, sardines, sanitary pads, biscuits, sugar, milk, soft drinks, detergents, gallons of frytol oil, and etc.
Before the donation exercise, the delegation were led to visit the prisoners. Addressing the inmates present, Mr. Isaiah Bediako, the Sector president stated that, “the trainees within the Association’s fraternity think of them and for that matter, they cannot celebrate this Christmas to the fullest without showing them love “. He further admonished them to remain calm and rely on God always since some of them have found themselves here coincidentally.
After his message, one of the inmates thanked the entire collegeans through the delegation. He added that God should bless wherever those items came from for fulfilling the words in the Bible.
In an interaction with the Regional Chaplain of Brong Ahafo Prisons, Rev. DSP Gideon Debube, he expressed his profound gratitude for the love that the leadership of TTAG-ASHBA have shown to the inmates. He admonished us that, apart from the cemetery, everybody can be in a prison at any time so we should endeavour to be responsible citizens in all spheres of our lives. He added that acquiring worth at the wrong time is one of the reasons behind the stay of some of these inmates at the prisons so everybody especially the youth should strive and persevere in their lives in other not to find themselves in the place that they are not supposed to be.
He finally added that every inmate is paid an amount of GHC1.80pesewas as a daily feeding fee from the government and therefore appealed to cooperate bodies, organizations and individuals to help them from time to time.
Ms. Patience Gyabaah, the Sector Women Commissioner in her emotional speech thanked the Rev. Chaplain in-charge for the warm reception and acceptance of their offer. She again thanked all SRC Women Commissioners in the Sector for their tremendous support to ensure the success of the visit.
Ms. Brago, the Women Commissioner for Berekum College of Education on behalf of all the Women Commissioners within the Sector also declared their stance to support all the activities envisioned by the leaders of the association.
Source: Owusu Ansah Alexander, ASHBA PRM