The Chancellor, Very Rev. Fr. Paul Ameyaw, the Chairman of the Anniversary Planning Committee, Very Rev. Fr. Francis Anane Yeboah, the Dean of Atebubu Deanery, Very Rev. Fr. John Effah Awiti, and a cross section of Priests, Religious and laity of the Catholic Diocese of Techiman, paid a special visit to the inmates of Yeji Prison Camp. This visit was made as part of the activities marking the 10th anniversary celebration of the Catholic Diocese of Techiman.
Explaining the purpose and spirit behind the visit, Very Rev. Fr. Francis Anane Yeboah used Jesus’ call in the Gospel of Matthew (25:31-46) to show that, the diocese earmarked the month of May to give food to the hungry, give water to the thirsty, to welcome the stranger, cloth the naked and visit the sick and the imprisoned. He added that, all the parishes in the diocese got the opportunity to perform various works of charity in their respective localities. The visit to the Yeji Prison Camp was done on behalf of the Bishop and the entire catholic faithful of the Diocese of Techiman.
The entourage also made donation of assorted food stuffs, soaps and detergents and a token of money to the inmates of the prison camp. Donating the items on behalf of the Bishop and the diocese, Very Rev. Fr. Paul Ameyaw commended the Prison Officers for their sacrifice and hard work in keeping the prison in shape in spite of their scarce resources. He exhorted the inmates to appreciate and desire the love of God lavished on all human beings in the person of Jesus Christ. He called on the Government, philanthropists and all people of good will to come to the aid of the prison and support their material needs.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Prison Officers and inmates of the Yeji prison camp, the Prison Commander, Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) S. A. Mensah, thanked the Diocese of Techiman for choosing the prison camp and for showing them love and generosity. He explained that, very few people know that there is a prison camp in Yeji due to its location. He therefore considered it a great act of charity on the part of the Diocese to think about them and to come to their aid. ADP S. A. Mensah explained that Yeji Prison Camp is a settlement prison camp currently housing 135 inmates whose ages range from 21 to 50. He used the opportunity to invite individuals and donor agencies to emulate what the catholic church has done and come to their aid.