Covid19: GES donates to Ghana Prisons Service

Covid19: GES donates to Ghana Prisons Service

The Ghana Education Service has in a short ceremony in Accra donated assorted food items to the Ghana Prisons Service.
Making the donation on behalf of  Management of the Education Service, the Director General, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa explained that, the advent of the novel Covid 19, leading to the closure of all schools by the President of the country, has had multiple effects in these schools.

For instance, as part of the operationalization of the Free Senior High School, the Ministry of Education, through the National Food Buffer Stock supplies foods to the schools periodically.

“Since schools are not in operations, these foods supplied will certainly go waste or expired if not consumed”.

“Therefore, in consultation with the Ministry of Education, National Food Buffer Stock and the Free SHS Secretariat, we agreed that these stock in the schools should be donated to Prison Service to feed our vulnerable inmates”, the Prof Opoku Amankwa emphasized.
The assorted foods donated included: Tom Brown 914 bags of 20kg, Tin Milk 9,101 cartons, Tomato paste, 659kg,
Ghana Rice, 690 of 50kg, Maize 181 of 100kg bags, Beans 244 of 100kg bags. Other items donated included mackerel, vegetable oil, flour, peanut, millet, cocoa powder among others.

These foods are available for all the Prison Service offices in all the sixteen regions.

The Director General of the Prison Service, Mr. Patrick Darko Missah, who received the items on behalf of his. Management expressed his profound gratitude to MoE, GES and NFBS for their thoughtfulness.

“Of course, Prison Service isn’t the only vulnerable group in the country, so for the donors to have settled on us as recipients for this generous gesture deserves every praise and commendation”, he remarked.

Officers from NFBS and Free SHS Secretariat joined the GES entourage for the ceremonial donation at the Prison Headquarters.

Source: Konkonsahgh.com
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