Most Rev John Bonaventure Kwofie on Tuesday April 7 led a delegation to embark on a donation exercise at the Ghana prisons headquarters as a response to the outfit’s call for support amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The prelate noted that the exercise has long been thought of as the Archdiocese had plans underway to reach out to the ‘needy’ in the country’s present state as it continues to battles against the deadly coronavirus.
“We’re glad we can offer you something small, at least for this time where humanity is really in need. And we want to assure all beneficiaries, all prisoners that we are with them and we will do our best to support them as time goes on. For the moment we bring these things to establish our solidarity with them”, Archbishop Kwofie stated.
Mr Patrick Darko Missah, Director General for the Prisons service in his response to the gesture commended the church for responding to their call.
On his part, Mr Missah revealed that “the Catholic Church has been an old partner with the Ghana prisons service and we’re not surprised that such items have been given to us at this trying moment”
Items donated by the Archdiocese to the Prisons service included 24 boxes of disposable gloves, 40 gallons of sanitizers, 20 gallons of liquid soap, 20 gallons of disinfectants, 11 pieces of Veronica buckets, 20 gallons of bleach, 17 buckets of powdered soap, 10 pieces of receptacles, 30 packs of tissues and 90 packs of bottled water.
An earlier statement by the National Catholic Secretariat under the tutelage of the Bishops’ Conference called for donations to support deprived institutions and the underprivileged amidst the COVID-19 crisis.