Prisoners Acquire Skills in Textile and Soap Making
On display are some textiles and gallons of liquid soap produced by the prisoners
In order to equip prison inmates with vocational skills to make them useful to themselves and the society after their incarceration, the Ghana Prisons Service in collaboration with the Living on Concerned Environmental Knowledge (LOCEK), a non- governmental organization, has organized a two months skills training in liquid soap production and Batik Tie and Dye making for thirty (30) inmates of the Akuse male and female prisons.
The participants, who received certificates during the closing ceremony at the prison premises recently, comprised twenty-five (25) male and five female prisoners. They were able to produce one- hundred and sixty (160) pieces of textile and sixteen (16) gallons of liquid soap during the training.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Officer in Charge of the Akuse Local Prison, Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) Edward Fiifi Acquah, was grateful to LOCEK for the training, and appealed to other organizations to come to the aid of prisoners to help equip them with employable skills. He urged the inmates to put the skills acquired to good use to make the training worthwhile.
Present at the ceremony included the Board Chairman of LOCEK, Mr. Dominic Francis Kpodovia; a representation from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection; ADP Edmund Teye Ayiku, of the Prisons Commercial Unit; Deputy Superintendent of Prisons (DSP) Mandy Mensah, Officer in Charge of Akuse Female Prison; and other well-wishers.
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