Leading Oil and Gas giant, Kosmos Energy Ghana has donated food relief and medical supplies valued at US$50,000 to three correctional institutions and 400 families at a ceremony in Accra.
The institutions are the James Camp Prisons, Senior Correctional Centre and Light Outreach Orphanage.
The donation is aimed at easing the unexpected pressures brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Senior Vice President and Head of Ghana Business Unit of KOSMOS Energy, Mr. Joe Mensah, who presented the items to the beneficiaries reiterated the company’s commitment to channeling its Corporate Social Responsibility investments into building the entrepreneurial capacity of the disadvantaged youth across the country.
He said the James Camp Prison was selected because the inmates had started a training programme under the Agricultural Farming Sector and needed assistance.
The Coronavirus pandemic has fostered a wave of innovation, in the world of entrepreneurship thus the need to develop policies and programmes to enable the disadvantaged youth realise their potential. We are hopeful the snails and mushrooms rearing will generate additional income for the prisons,” he said.
He also cut the sod for agricultural production of snails and mushrooms rearing for inmates of the James Camp Prisons noting that the COVID-19 situation informed KOSMOS’s decision to extend support to social institutions and the vulnerable in the country, adding that the presentation formed part of KOSMOS’s corporate social responsibility.
The Greater Accra Regional Commandant of Prison Officers Training School, Mr Patrick Darko Missah, who received the items on behalf of the James Camp Prisons Service, expressed gratitude to KOSMOS Energy for the support and said the farming project would soon be replicated in other prisons.
He appealed to other civil society organisations, private entities, non-governmental organisations and churches to partner the Service to “transform the lives of those in custody so that whenever they out of prisons they would be useful in society.”