Ghanaians across the country, in both private and public institutions, have been donating to the poor and vulnerable in society in the midst of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic to help alleviate the sufferings they are going through.
One latest institution which donation marvels everyone is the huge donation made by the Ghana Education Service (GES) led by the Director-General Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa to the Ghana Prison Service on Tuesday, 12th May, 2020.
In a short occasion held in Accra, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service on behalf of the management of the service donated assorted food items to the Ghana Prisons Service.
Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa during his speech noted that, the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana which called for closure of schools in the country by President Akufo-Addo has greatly affected schools and management of the service.
The Director-General also said that, as part of the operationalization of education especially the government of Akufo-Addo’s flagship Free Senior High School (FSHS) programme, the Ministry of Education, through the National Food Buffer Stock supplies foods to all schools periodically. For these food stuffs not to go bad, the Ghana Education Service in consultation with the Ministry of Education, National Food Buffer Stock and the Free SHS Secretariat, have resolved to supply the food in stock for schools to Ghana Prison Service to feed the vulnerable inmates to avoid them from going waste and expired.
In detailing figures, the Director-General of GES outlined the assorted foods donated to the Ghana Prison Service. The food stuffs include; 914 bags of 20kg of tom brown, 9,101 cartons of tin milk, 659kg of of tomato paste, 690 of 50kg of Ghana rice, 181 of 100kg bags of maize, 244 of 100kg bags of beans, mackerel, vegetable oil, flour, peanut, millet, cocoa powder and others.
He announced that, the assorted food items which was donated will be distributed across Prison Service departments in all the sixteen (16) regions of Ghana to feed vulnerable inmates.
The assorted food items were received by the Director General of the Prison Service, Mr. Patrick Darko Missah on behalf of the Prison Service Management. He also thanked all stakeholders who considered to distribute the assorted food items to feed the prison inmates across the country.