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Church of Pentecost builds GHC3.2 million extremely fashionable jail

A multi-purpose jail facility funded and constructed by the Church of Pentecost at Ejura within the Ashanti Area has been commissioned and handed over to the Ghana Prisons Service.

The power, described as one in every of a sort within the nation, was constructed at the price of GHC3,297,139.81.

The absolutely furnished three dormitory blocks with the capability to accommodate 300 inmates additionally comprise an administration block, chapel which may also function classroom, soccer pitch, baptistry, fashionable washrooms, mechanised borehole, places of work, infirmary, workshops, and different auxiliary amenities, was collectively commissioned by the Inside Minister, Hon. Ambrose Dery; the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and the Chief of Ejura, Barima Osei Hwedie II.

Talking on the occasion which occurred on Tuesday 11 Could 2021, the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, stated the development of the power was impressed by the “Possessing the Nations” agenda of the church.

He defined that three comparable prisons amenities at varied levels of completion are beneath building at Nsawam, Obuasi, and Damango, all funded by the church in its zeal to associate authorities to decongest the nation’s prisons amenities and to equip inmates with expertise to raised combine them into society after serving their jail phrases.

“As a part of the church’s Imaginative and prescient 2023 and according to the worldwide conviction, that each nation’s jail’s system ought to transfer from being punitive (retribution) to being corrective (reformation), we deliberate to help the Ghana Prisons Service in finishing up its mandate of primarily reforming our convicted brothers and sisters who’ve to seek out themselves there for one motive or the opposite.

“On the time of crafting the imaginative and prescient 2023 for the church in 2018, the Ghana Prisons Service was experiencing acute overcrowding of their holding amenities throughout the nation. Obtainable statistics then, instructed an inmates’ inhabitants of 14,855 for a licensed most capability of 9,875 prisoners which was over 50% past the traditional capability. As of April ending 2021, there was a complete of 13,081 prisoners occupying amenities that might cater for a most of 9,945 inmates.

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“These of you who had been right here through the sod-cutting for the graduation of this edifice in Could 2019, I imagine can properly respect the sensible that means of not solely what reformation or transformation means but in addition what the love of God via Christ Jesus is all about.

Motivation

In accordance with Apostle  Nyamekye, one key scripture that has spurred the church on in developing and finishing the power despite the fact that the church has a fair proportion of infrastructural deficits and challenges by the use of church buildings and mission homes has been Hebrews 13:3 which has been inscribed at sure areas within the edifice which reads, “Proceed to recollect these in jail as in case you had been along with them in jail, and those that are mistreated as in case you yourselves had been struggling.”

The Chairman additionally recounted the quite a few interventions that the church has supplied comparable to the development of police stations, provision of mechanized boreholes in rural communities, group clinics, the Environmental Care Marketing campaign to wash Ghana, ability and livelihood coaching for its members, amongst others prior to now two years as a part of its imaginative and prescient to rework lives and society.

He assured the nice individuals of Ghana that the Church of Pentecost will proceed to associate authorities in delivering its mandate to the citizenry as has been the case over time, saying, “In any case, that’s the essence of the love of Christ made manifest to all humankind.”

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The Inside Minister, Hon, Ambrose Dery, who was so overwhelmed with the gesture by the Church of Pentecost, applauded the management of the church for its imaginative and prescient and present of generosity.

With the development of this magnificent jail facility, the Church of Pentecost has proven and demonstrated that the gospel is a residing phrase, and that Christ hates sin however loves the sinner. I’m happy that this jail facility has been purposely constructed in response to specs fitted with workshop which is able to facilitate reformation of inmates. Correction follow globally has advanced from punitive to offender reformation and rehabilitation to make sure their integration into society.

In accordance with him, the Church of Pentecost’s imaginative and prescient falls according to the Authorities as the federal government is dedicated to making sure the Ghana jail service is provided to turn into world class reformative centres.

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