Hope for Ho ex-convicts …hotel to offer assistance

Ex-convicts in the Volta Region would no longer be jobless after their release from prison as one of the hotels at Ho, has taken it upon itself to train them soon after they finish serving their sentences.

As the name depicts, Management of Freedom Hotel, Ho, has announced plans to train ex-convicts in the hospitality industry.

“This is to facilitate their reintegration into the society and make them self-reliant, after the training, they could seek jobs or set up their own businesses.” Mr Bob Coffie Dusu, Managing Director of the hotel, has said.

Mr Dusu was speaking to The Spectator when the management of the hotel donated a modern and large ice-chest, a carton of soap, hand-sanitisers, consignment of sanitary paper and packs of bottled water to the Ho Female Prison, a fortnight ago.

The items were presented to the Correctional Centre by Ms Dorothy Hamza, Human Resource Manager of the Freedom Hotel, accompanied by Madam Gertrude Sowor and Mr Ganyo Klu, manager and chief driver respectively.

Ms Hamza said that the hotel was of the conviction that once ex-convicts were once again gainfully employed they would contribute their quota to national development without resorting to crime for a living.

She said, prisoners and ex-convicts needed love from the society to reform completely.

Furthermore, Ms Hamza said that prisoners only lost their right to personal freedom during their incarceration not their right to personal dignity.

Assistant Superintendent of Prison (ASP) Augusta Addo received the items on behalf of the Ho Female Prison .

Later, the Officer-in-charge of the Ho Female Prison, Superintendent Mandy Mensah expressed gratitude for the gesture, saying the concern shown to inmates by the Freedom Hotel was highly gratifying.

She gave the assurance that the Ho Female Prison would support the hospitality training programme of the hotel by recommending inmates to them before the completion of their jail terms.

Superintendent Mensah entreated other corporate bodies and pubic-spirited individuals to support the welfare of prisoners in various ways for their upkeep.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

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