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State-of-the-art Ejura Camp Prison commissioned

The Ejura Camp Prison in the Ashanti Region which cost over GHC3million to build has been commissioned at a colourful ceremony today, Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

It took two years to complete the edifice.

The Prison facility which was built by the Church of Pentecost unlike some of the prison facilities we have in Ghana which are remnants or remains of the colonial era, has been purposely built according to specification with features like a multi-purpose workshop which will facilitate the reformation and rehabilitation of inmates.

Speaking at the event, the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery who was very excited about the facility stated that the main interest and premium for government is to see offenders reformed, rehabilitated, add value to their lives as they return to society as law-abiding citizens, adding that, that is the emphasis for government and in that they’ve found no better partner than the Church of Pentecost.

He said government is committed to building the capacity and reorienting the Ghana Prison Service to deliver on its constitutional mandate to meet international standards of correctional practice.

Government is happy to partner the private sector to improve conditions of the Service towards efficient delivery. Accordingly, I have the delight to convey the appreciation of His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the government of Ghana to the Church of Pentecost for their exemplary gesture in supporting a worthy course in bring relief to humanity.

They are building 5 prison facilities including this edifice in Ejura and four others which is commendable. Three of the said facilities I’m reliably informed are at an appreciable level of completion. The contribution of the Church of Pentecost in this regard is unprecedented.”

Hon. Ambrose Dery also extended the government’s gratitude and commendation to the Paramount Chief of Ejura, Barima Osei Hwidie II and his elders for providing for free the 560 acre land for the project and the provision of a water tank for the facility.

He noted that the Chief has also showed support for other agencies of the Ministry of Interior which include the construction of seven apartment for the Ghana National Fire Service and the provision of land for the building of a Divisional Police Command office.

On his part, The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye the building of the facility forms part of the church’s vision one of which is partnering with government for the social and economic transformation of the nation.

This strategic approach was designed to further enhance what the church has been doing over the past years to support the development of the nation. As a church, we believe that we have not only been called to worship God but also to serve God’s purpose within the society. It is from such an understanding that the Church of Pentecost for almost the past three years since the launch of our vision has significantly embarked on numerous social interventions across the length and breadth of the nation. These include the construction of police stations, police posts, mechanized boreholes in rural communities, community clinics, the environmental healthcare project and many other livelihood interventions which have trained thousands of unemployed youth in many entrepreneurial skills.”


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