National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential hopeful, Mr. Kojo Bonsu, has on Friday November 12, 2021 paid a visit to the Ho Female Prison in the Volta Region of Ghana.
He did this as part of his participation in the Lab Policy Colloquium three-day retreat in finding result oriented measures to the NDC’s shortcomings and to propose feasible strategies towards Election 2024.
Mr. Bonsu revealed in his speech that he is of a strong conviction that not every prisoner was there due to any offense, but however some may have ended up there due to wrong accusations and lack of financial capacity to employ the services of legal aides.
The Lab Policy Colloquium 2021, was held at the Volta Serene Hotel in Ho the regional capital of Volta.
The former Kumasi Mayor encouraged the prisoners not to throw in the towel nor be overwhelmed by their curtailed liberties of movement, but rather take whatever apprenticeship program they’re taught seriously.
He believes that they can come out well refined and to be readily integrated back into the society for them to start a new life.
As part of the visit, the politician said he has much appreciation of the challenges of the prisoners so he contributed his widow’s might towards their welfare by donating several food items, toiletries, sanitary materials, bags of water and an undisclosed amount of money.
He appealed to the Judiciary arm of government to liberalize their legal aid systems to enable less privileged individuals to have full access to lawyers for a fairer trial to avoid incarceration of innocent and less privileged people charged with varying offences.
Mr. Kojo Bonsu’s visit today is a continuation of his ongoing engagement with civic associations, artisans, and vocational groups country-wide.