RRC refurbishes Correctional Centre

Revival Restoration Centre (RRC), a local assembly of Assemblies of God Ghana located at Roman Ridge, Accra has marked 25 years of bringing hope to many around the country.

The church which began from a humble beginning with nine adults and two children under a canopy now proud herself with an ultramodern edifice with over one thousand members.

As part of activities marking the 25th anniversary celebrations, the church refurbished and provided electrical tools and equipment to the Electrical Workshop of the Ghana Prisons Service’s Juvenile Correctional Centre in Roman Ridge in Accra.

The tools and equipment comprised drilling machines, tool boxes, ladders, switches, galvanised pipes, cables, PVC pipes, circuit boards, a shelve, work bench, boards and hammers.

Making the presentation, Chairman of the 25th Anniversary Planning Committee, Dr. Philip K. Amoo, said the church, as an agent of change in society, was committed to the welfare of inmates despite their actions and inactions.

According to him, it was important that society help inmates to acquire skills and improve on their capabilities for easy integration into the society in the event of their release.

He explained that RRC A/G was moved by these principles to refurbish the Electrical Workshop and stock it with the necessary tools and equipment, adding that the Church has already put in place plans to provide enough modern tools and equipment to facilitate teaching and learning.

“We are pledging to provide other tools and equipment of modern standards to equip teachers with the right materials for teaching and learning with the required incentives to learn the skill,” he said.

Officer-in-charge of Industries at the Centre, ASP Joseph Kaguah, expressed gratitude to RRC A/G for embarking on an initiative primarily aimed at offering skills and training to prison inmates.

He noted that the welfare of prison inmates was a shared responsibility and called for a concerted effort to make life easy for them in their reintegration into the society.

Welcoming the initiative, Member of parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Hon. Emmanuel Agyarko, commended the Church for making steps towards securing the welfare of prisoners.

He noted that inmates will be well-placed to begin a new life after acquiring such employable skills and tasked the authorities to make maximum use of the tools and equipment to impact skills in the inmates.

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