Jackson College of Education (JCE), Ghana’s only private college of education offering diploma in basic education by distance learning, has donated assorted toiletries to the Kumasi Central and Manyia Prisons.
The items worth GHS12,000.00 included 3,000 pieces of bar soap, 2,500 pieces of toilet roll, two boxes of sanitary pad, an amplifier and three microphones.
Prison officers who take care of the inmates were not left out as they also received two hampers of toiletries for their use.
The college also presented a cheque for GHS20,000.00 to purchase drugs for infirmaries at both Prisons.
Mrs. Theodosia Jackson, the Principal of JCE said the donation was an annual gesture by the College to bring some relief to the inmates who largely depended on the benevolence of others.
She said it was important for society to show love and kindness to the numerous prisoners in various prisons across the country to hasten their reformation.
This, she noted, was necessary to ensure prisoners return to society as transformed persons to contribute meaningfully to national development.
She said the upkeep of the prisoners was a collective responsibility of every Ghanaian since they formed part of the national population.
Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP) Samuel Owusu Amponsah, the Ashanti Regional Prisons Commander, who received the donation, paid glowing tribute to JCE for its continuous support to the prison over the years.
He underlined the need for other corporate bodies and philanthropists to emulate the gesture to improve hygiene among the prisoners.