Owusu Bempah Refurbishes Prison Clinic

Apostle Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah

Apostle Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah, founder and head pastor of the Glorious Word and Power Ministries International, has on the occasion of his 50th Anniversary Celebration refurbished a clinic at the Ankaful Prisons Complex abandoned since 2007.

At a
short ceremony to hand the clinic over to the Ghana Prisons Service, Apostle
Dr. Owusu Bempah stated that he decided to commemorate his birthday with the
gesture, as attending to prisoner healthcare was a fulfilment of scripture. He
stated that, Christianity should affect all facets of society in a positive
way. He mentioned that, his vision for his ministry is to make it a relevant
stakeholder in sectors such as education, health and industry. He stated that,
his church would soon begin projects in these fields to contribute its quota to
nation building. He promised to renovate another structure close to the clinic
to be used as wards for officers, their dependents and inhabitants of
surrounding communities.

The
Central Regional Commander of Prisons, DDP Cephas Mantey, in his speech,
expressed appreciation to Apostle. Dr. Bempah for the gesture, stating that,
prisoners in the four facilities within the Ankaful Prison Complex were mostly
sent to hospitals in and around Cape Coast to receive healthcare. This he
stated posed a security challenge as prisoners and officers alike were exposed
to security hazards as those health facilities were far from prison
establishments within the complex. He stated also that, a number of officers
are assigned escorting duties at hospitals which affected staff requirements
inside the prison yards.  He appealed to
corporate Ghana, NGOs and public spirited individuals to take interest in the
affairs of the Ghana Prisons Service as according to him, they contribute
substantially to the peace we enjoy in Ghana. He appealed for support in the
area of inmate healthcare, trade learning workshops as well as welfare needs
such as food, toiletries and drugs.

A Deputy
Director General of Prisons, Mr. SK. Rabbles, who represented the Director
General of Prisons, on his part mentioned that, the newly refurbished clinic
would cater for the healthcare of about 1,800 inmates, 430 officers, their
dependents as well as inhabitants of surrounding villages. He expressed
appreciation at the gesture and implored on all to contribute their bit as the
Ghana Prisons Service strives to cure the offending behaviours of inmates under
its care.

Facilities
within the complex were also presented with assorted provisions and toiletries
to support the welfare needs of inmates. 
A Bible Centre was established at the Main Camp Prison to see to the
spiritual lives of inmates in the facility.



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