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Regional News Tue, 31 Oct 2017

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Bank of Africa drills mechanised borehole for Forifori prison camp

The facility has been handed over to the Prison Camp

Inmates and officers at the Forifori prison camp in the Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region can now sigh in relief as what can be described as a drought has been brought to an end through the benevolence of the Bank of Africa.

The Bank has mechanised a water system for the inmates of the Forifori Prison Camp as part of its Cooperate Social Responsibility.

The project coordinated by a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Stephen Kofi Sakpaku has brought relief to 150 inmates and officers of the Ghana Prison Service who travel several kilometers to get water for drinking and others activities in the facility.

Speaking at a brief ceremony to hand over the project to the beneficiaries, Rev. Fr. Sakpaku expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Bank of Africa for what he described as a timely invention by the bank to save the community.

For his part, the Managing Director of Bank of Africa Mr. Kobby Andah, who handed over the project to the facility praised the effort of the staff and encouraged the inmates to trust in God and not to lose hope in life, adding that, they would have their freedom at God's time.

The officer in charge of the facility, Mr. D. N. Arthur lauded the effort of the bank and appealed to other institutions to emulate such kind gesture of the bank in order to complete the effort of the government of Ghana in maintaining the facility.

He also called on the citizenry not to abandon the facility because it could be their next home.

The Forifori correctional facility was established in 2003 but became operational in 2005. Since then, the facility has not seen much improvement from government. The facility depends on the generous contributions of religious bodies and other cooperate institutions.

Source: Ernest Senanu Dovlo

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