Volta GNATLAS Supports Inmates Of Ho Central Prisons

The Volta Region Coordinator of the Ghana National Association of Teachers Ladies Society (GNATLAS), Nana Yaa Owiafe, says society is committed to promoting the growth and development of women to enable them to act decisively as they contribute their quota to national development.
Nana Yaa Owiafe said her outfit was concerned about issues that affect the growth of women, and as part of GNATLAS programmes in the region, would continue to extend support to women, particularly the less privileged in society, to encourage  them to lead lives that are worthy of emulation as they play their civic roles responsibly.

The GNATLAS Coordinator, who said this when the society presented food items and sanitary materials to the inmates of the female ward at the Ho Central Prisons, noted that the situation in which the inmates found themselves was very unfortunate, and urged them to use their current situation to learn to enable them effectively re-integrate into society when released.

Nana Yaa Owiafe explained that the gesture, which forms part of the International Women’s Day celebration by the Society, was dedicated to tackling problems confronting women in society, particularly on gender violence and discrimination that has the tendency of negatively impacting on the development of women.

The Regional Coordinator of GNATLAS observed that the upkeep of the inmates should be seen as a collective responsibility of all, which ought not to be left in the hands of the government alone. She also urged the inmates to allow the fear of God to dominate their lives, as well as be respectful to the prisons authority to enable them to receive the necessary training that would ensure that they would no longer commit similar offences that brought them to the prisons.

The Officer in Charge at the Ho Female Prisons, Superintendent Grace Allan-Ganyinah, thanked members of GNATLAS in the Volta Region for the gesture, which, she said, was timely, because it would go a long way to help in the upkeep of the inmates, and assured them that the items would be put to good use to serve the intended purpose.

Superintendent Allan-Gnyinah stressed that the inmates needed help, saying the GH¢1.80 a day, being the feeding fee for each of the inmates, is not adequate, therefore, the need for organised groups and organisations to complement the government’s efforts through regular support to the inmates.


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