The Volta Regional Women Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Hon. Delphia Fafa Agbai has presented a number of items including tooth pastes and brushes to the inmates of the Kpando Prison at a ceremony at Kpando in the Volta Region.
Ms. Agbai who is also the former District Chief Executive (DCE) for North Tongu, made the donation as part of her birthday celebration which also coincided with the mourning of the founder of the NDC and former President, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
The items which were valued at about Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (Gh¢10,000.00) were entirely borne by Madam Agbai as part of her contribution to making life a bit better for the prison inmates. The items included five (5) big gallons of parazone, five (5) big gallons of liquid soap, five (50 big gallons of dettol, two (2) bags each of gari and sugar, several packs of soft drinks, ten (10) boxes each of Madar and Carbolic soaps, about three hundred and fifty (350) pieces of face masks as well as three hundred and forty (340) pieces of toothpaste and toothbrush which formed the basis of the request put forward by the inmates.
Making the presentation, the Regional Women Organizer noted that the choice of Kpando Prison for the donation was inspired by the Holy Spirit, adding that she had been buying these items in bits and pieces for the past one (1) year. According to Hon. Agbai, her decision to support the prison inmates was further deepened by the sudden death of former President Rawlings who was once a prisoner in his political life time.
Madam Agbai called on Ghanaians to return former President John Dramani Mahama to power in the December polls, saying he has the welfare, love and concern for women at heart. She described the choice of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as Running Mate for the NDC as a step in the right direction and God’s intervention.
She also commended the officers and men in-charge of the prison for their continuous efforts towards the complete welfare of the inmates.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kpando Constituency, Hon. Della Sowah described her relationship with the Kpando Prison authorities as excellent and long-standing, assuring that the NDC would continue to support the Kpando Prison in particular and the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) in general to realize their vision and dream for the country. According to the MP, former President Rawlings’ incarceration in prison should be a reminder to all and sundry that ‘people we handle today can become our leaders tomorrow’.
The Regional Secretary of the NDC and former DCE for Akatsi North, Hon, James Gunu commended Hon. Delphia Fafa Agbai for the laudable initiative and urged all and sundry to emulate her shining example.
According to Mr. Gunu, it is significant that the country is mourning former President Rawlings who has become the architect of the current Fourth Republican dispensation. He paid glowing tribute to the NDC founder as well as the late Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah both of whom were once in prison, adding that their contributions to national development have liberated the country from its doldrums.
The Regional Secretary reiterated that the best tribute Ghanaians can pay to the NDC and former President Rawlings is to return the NDC and former President John Dramani Mahama to power in the December 7 polls.
The items were received on behalf of the inmates and the Director-General of the Ghana Prisons Service by the Second In-Charge (2I/C) of the Prison, Chief Supt. Anku Blame. He thanked the delegation for the wonderful gesture and gave the assurance that the items would be judiciously used for the benefit of all the inmates who currently number about one hundred and forty (140).
As part of the donation event, a birthday cake decorated with the photograph of former President Rawlings was cut. The event was witnessed by the Regional Deputy Women Organizer, Regional Zongo Caucus Co-ordinator, all the eighteen (18) Constituency Women Organizers of the party, some regional and constituency executives as well as some party faithfuls and supporters across the region.
See photos from the donations below.
Credit: Akukorku Media Consult.