The Amanfrom Camp Prisons, built to provide employable skills training to prisoners to aid their integration into society after regaining their freedom, has appealed for urgent public support.
The Camp was established in 1992 to equip the inmates with skills in kente-weaving, shoe-making and agriculture.
Chief Superintendent of Prisons, Francis Yelpuo, the officer in-charge, said obsolete tools and equipment was making things pretty difficult and defeating the objective.
According to him, years of neglect had left the training facilities in sad and deplorable state and he called for help from individuals, groups and institutions to replace the moribund equipment.
He was receiving 50 pieces of mattress and large quantity of clothing donated to the Camp by the Association of Methodist Men’s Fellowships at a ceremony.
He expressed the gratitude of the inmates for the donation and pleaded with all to join in efforts at improving conditions at the prisons.
Mr George Omane, President of the Association, pledged further assistance to make life a comfortable for the inmates.
The Camp has a prisoner population of 204.