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Prisons Inmates Very Happy As University of Education Winneba Donates Assorted Drugs

The University of Education, Winneba as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), donated assorted consumable drug products to inmates of the Ghana Prisons Service, Winneba Branch. 

Presenting the items on behalf of the University, the Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang emphasized that UEW would continue to support and share its resources with the inhabitants of Effutu, especially the vulnerable, as part of its CSR framework. 

Prof. Ofori-Birikorang indicated that UEW had never forgotten about Winneba Prisons adding, two years ago, some students of the University embarked on an entrepreneurial skill training during which inmates were trained in screen printing. “As we speak, I have had personal contact with about three of them who are out there practicing what they learned and they contacted me when they came out of prison requesting for meager capital to start their own business.”

The Director, Health Services, UEW, Dr. (Mrs.) Beth Offei-Awuku, in brief remarks, stated that the University was very happy to serve the prisons. “I have discussed with my team and Management of the University, twice in a month we would want to come and hold some short clinics. So, if you identify any problem, you put them together. We will come, sort them out, and then we see how best we can collaborate with the Prisons Service to give off our corporate social responsibility to the community.” 

Commanding Officer of Winneba Prisons, ADP, Peter Afari Mintah, who received the items on behalf of the inmates, expressed the Services’ heartfelt gratitude to the University. “We are overwhelmed by your gesture. Even though we made the request, we didn’t expect that much because it has been a problem soliciting for assistance from individuals and corporate bodies. I assure you that the drugs are going to be used judiciously as you have indicated and we are going to use them for the purpose which we requested.” 

ADP, Afari Mintah disclosed that his outfit is putting up an infrastructure where inmates will be trained on technical and vocational skills. 

Among UEW staff present were the Dean, Faculty of Foreign Languages Education and Communication, Dr. Christiana Hammond; Senior Pharmacist, Dr. Foster Asante; Senior Assistant Registrar, Ms. Abena Serwaa Amoatemaa; and Principal Lab Technologist, Mr. Gabriel Abbam.

Other Senior Officers of the Winneba Prisons present were the Second-in-Command, Supt. Peter Dadzie; Staff Officer, DSP Alexander Otu Bekoe; and Criminal Records Officer, DSP Isaac Yeboah. 

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