Awutu Breku (C/R) April 3, GNA – The Director of the Light of the World School Complex at New Aplaku in the Ga South Municipality, Mrs Esther Hamilton, spent the Easter Monday with the inmates of Awutu Prison Camp and children of the Good Shepherd Orphanage at Ofaakor, near Bawjiase.
She gave them food and danced with them to the tune of brass band music provided by the School Complex.
Addressing the inmates of the prison camp, Mrs Hamilton said there was no peace without justice and appealed to the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General to put in place mechanisms to ensure that people accused of crimes are tried quickly because some of the inmates had been on remand for many years.
She said the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ had taught mankind forgiveness and urged the inmates to forgive those who had in any way contributed to their imprisonment.
Mrs Hamilton suggested to the government to develop a mechanism to enable ex-convicts to be fully integrated into the society without any hindrance and added ‘It is an open secret that even some family members reject their members who have served jail sentences.’
She appealed to the government to make prison a place for reformation and not for punishment and urged the inmates to desist from indulging in the behaviour which had landed them in prison when they are discharged.
At the Good Shepherds Orphanage where she donated GHc 2,000 Mrs Hamilton appealed to Ghanaians to support private orphanages that thrive on magnanimity of donors.
She said orphanages are doing a good job and as they are not supported by government it is important for individuals and organization to assist them with donations.
Mrs Hamilton told them ‘What your biological parents did or didn’t do does not matter now, since you have a new family here to lead you to the destiny God has for you’ and pledged to give scholarships to two of them every year tenable in a senior high school.