Pictures: Ghana captain Mensah at Nsawam prison

Pictures: Ghana captain Mensah at Nsawam prison

John Mensah presenting an autographed Black Stars jersey to the Chief Prison Officer

By Ameenu Shardow

Aaron Issaka and Prince Wiafe emerged as the best players in the inaugural John Mensah prison gala on Wednesday.

Issaka and Wiafe took away a pair of boots each and items worth Ghc 7000 for winning the award in the senior and junior divisions respectively.

The gala, the first of its kind and held at the nation’s largest jail house in Nsawam was organized by Black Stars captain John Mensah with the aim of resurrecting hopes in the convicts.

John Mensah presenting assorted items to the prison

It also presented an opportunity for the defender to make a personal donation to the prison while interacting with the prisoners, wardens and other officials of the jail house where he declared the event will be an annual affair.

The initiative forms part of moves being made by social groups to improve the psychological reformation of convicts especially those who are due to be let out.

More and more attention are being given to prisoners in recent times as a way of reorienting their integration with society.

A snap shot of some of the items given away

Earlier this year, they were allowed to take part in the biometric voters registration exercise – a move that satisfies a constitutional requirement which will empower the convicts to actively take part in the forthcoming general elections on December 7.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. manuel yeboah says:

    well done and God continue to bless you

  2. MOURINHO says:

    Tell Your fellow collegues to follow ur footsteps. they are fools if u see der money dem dey spend for Booty ass.

  3. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    CAN ANY OF THESE CONVICTS PLAY FOR GBSTARS OR GET CONTRACTS TO PLAY IN THE LEAGUE? GOOD JOB BY CAPT MENSAH.

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  5. Skin says:

    Brov well done for ya good job..God bless u

  6. kojo mensah says:

    Thank u very much john. unfortunately these items will not be given to the inmate. The prison officers and the families are going to enjoy it by

  7. yuss says:

    The question is would the Prisoners get this items or is it for the officers?

  8. nanayaw says:

    it is very heartwarming to witness an event like this, john weldone! i wish your coleagues will imitate you and the inmates will be the true beneficiaries…u know how it works in dis countri of ours, babboon dey work, monkey dey chop…God save gh.