THE PRISON IS OUR SECOND HOME, KINDLY SUPPORT THEM - KOOKO APPEALS AFTER DONATION


Like joke, like joke Kwamenana Gyabaah has become the pulse of Bono Music and a phenomenal sensation. His love for his patrons has won their loyalty and he has channeled it back to the society.

His project, Help The Prisons was a successful one on Sunday. His charisma touched the hearts of many to dole out what they had to help donate toiletries and provisions and countless bags of sachet water to the inmates of Sunyani Central Prisons.

Upon receipt of the items, DSP Nana Adare Boateng, Staff Officer of the Central Prisons expressed his earnest appreciation to the artiste for his kind gestures.

 


"We are glad our plea has touched the heart of the star of Brong Ahafo thus Kooko to come and show us love. these items will go a long way to help ease the pressure on the service to provide conducive environment for the inmates. We will in effect use the items properly to the full benefit of the inmates. Some will be sent to the Female Prisons especially the sanitary pads and others. It a clarion call on other industrious individuals and organizations to emulate this path" he noted.

The Video bi hit maker proceeded to thrill the inmates with thrilling and electrifying permanence for the inmates. Amazingly, the sing along was magnificent and elating for both Kooko and his patrons(Inmates).


Kooko performing to the inmates

Speaking to the media, the BAMA 2018 artiste of the year hinted its is heart fulfilling and lifetime dream come true event for him and he's targeting the country at large.

"This is what I've always dreamt of, to reach out to the needy especially the prisoners. kudos to those who supported us in mobilizing funds and items. Our brothers and sisters locked up here also deserve better. Believe you me, the prison is a second home for any of us, either by intention or accident one can find him or herself here. This isn't  a one time event, we hope to reach out to all prisons across the country" he revealed.


Touching on the role of celebrities in the society, the Bono music Messiah posited "It sounds funny and pathetic when some of these A-list artistes prefer flaunting their wealth via extravagant lifestyles such as cars, houses, and apparels and still claim they come from the streets or ghettos while members of their origin are trapped in jeopardy and agony in the impoverished prisons. We gotta change the status quote and begin to reach out to our roots" Kooko chided


After the performance, the Public Relations Officer of the service ASP Johan Nartey showered praises on the artiste for both the material and emotional liberation gesture for the inmates.

"For too long a time we haven't received such a double benediction gesture of this kind. relief items and musical concert. The musical concert will go a long way to relieve most of them from emotional trauma and stress. they will really enjoy their sleep tonight. Kudos to Kooko for his aesthetic performance; higher higher he will go" the law enforcer opined.

ASP Nartey revealed that, statistically the prison is overpopulated to over 100 percent and this is worrying.

ASP Johan Nartey

"The initial capacity was 450n but as we speak now, it is housing 927 inmates. You can imagine the stress resulting from the congestion. We have other satellite prisons in Kenyasi, Duayaw Nkwanta and Yeji but this is not enough to house the inmates. On this note I will urge families to advise their wards especially to abstain from crime prior to the Christmas. Crime rate is always on the rise during these festivities and no matter how congested here may be, we will accommodate you when sentenced" he made the gentle plea.


To address the menace of congestion at prisons, the  Non-Custodian Sentencing Bill is currently before the Parliament of Ghana for consideration.

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