MCE Joins Church of Pentecost to Cut Sod for Ejura Prisons Holding Facility
The Hon. MCE of the Ejura-Skeyedumase Municipal, on Friday, 3rd May, 2019 joined the leadership of the Church of Pentecost to Cut sod for the construction of a befitting Prisons holding facility for the Ghana Prisons Service at Ejura-Nkwanta.
The facility, as part of the implementation of Vision 2023 ‘Transformational agenda’ of The Church of Pentecost, will house an administration block, dormitories, kitchen, and football field, among others for both the Prisoners and the Prison officers
In addressing the gathering, the Chairman of the Church hinted that, the holding facility at the Ejura Prisons is expected to be completed in six months. He also applauded the Ejurahene Barima Osei Hwidie II, for donating a large tract of land to the Prisons Service.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony, The Deputy Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service, Mr. R. K. Rabbles, stated that the project will go a long way to boost the operations of the Ghana Prisons Service and also further appreciated the Ejurahene for giving a 640-acre land to the Ghana Prisons Service for the project and for agricultural purposes.
The Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Mohammed Salisu Bamba, on behalf of the President of the Republic, thanked The Church of Pentecost and the Ejurahene for their efforts.
The MCE also admonished the Prisons Administration to employ modern technology to make judicious use of the land and bring forth enough produce.
He indicated that the settlement Prisons Camp is in line with the government’s vision to ease congestion of inmates in the various prisons and adequately resource all prison infirmaries across the country.
He added that the project is another area of supreme humanitarian need and requires the attention of all stakeholders.
In attendance were the Finance and Administration Director of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Dr. Nicholas Darko; the Projects, Development & Estate Manager of the Church, Pastor James Agyin, a high-powered delegation from the Ghana Prisons Service, the Ghana Police Service, chiefs from the Ejura Traditional Council, the clergy, among others.