April 17, 2013

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) constituency, Dr. Stephen Nana Ato Arthur has called for the establishment of a college to enroll and train prison inmates while serving their jail terms.

According to him, the establishment of a college would enable students held in various prisons proceed with their education and also develop skill training which would subsequently shape their lives in the outside world after either serving their long or short serving terms.

The MP disclosed this when commissioning a newly constructed 200 sitting capacity mosque at the Ankaful Main Camp Prison at Ankaful to serve as a meeting place for Muslim inmates.

Hon. Ato Arthur also assured that he will personally raise the issue on the floor of Parliament and campaign for its establishment in every part of the country if was accepted by his other colleague MPs.

Meanwhile, the MP have also distributed fifty (50) streetlight bulbs worth GHs 15,000 to some second cycle and health institution in the in the area.

Some beneficiary institutions according to the MP includes the Elmina and Abirem Health Centers, Equafo Abirem Secondary School among others, adding that the initiative was aimed at improving lighting in the said institutions.

Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/ GhanaMPs.gov.gh