From Thomas Agbenyegah Adzey .The Ashanti Region chapter of the Victory International Women’s Fellowship (VIWOF) of the Victory Bible Church International (VBCI), last Saturday, donated assorted items worth over GH¢5,000 to the female inmates of the Kumasi Central Prisons, as part of activities marking their Women’s Week celebration.
The items included sanitary pads, toothpaste, detergents, plastic cups and bowls, towels, buckets, bed sheets and packed lunch boxes, among others.
Founded some 34 years ago by Bishop Nii Apiaka Tachie-Yarboi, and now with several branches across the globe, it was purposely to build a relationship with women and equip them to become part of God’s functioning church to serve the body of Christ in a holistic manner.
The Ashanti Regional Director of VIWOF, Rev. Dr. (Mrs.) Rita Deborah, who presented the items on behalf of the group after a health walk with a brass band procession through some principal streets of Adum, noted that the occasion was to fraternise with the inmates by sharing food and interacting with them.
She said the core mission of VIWOF is to minister the word of God to vulnerable women, so that they can live a victorious life, and also encourage them to live for Christ.
The celebration was under the theme: ‘For His Glory’, and activities lined up for the VIWOF Ashanti Week included a health walk and visit to the prison.
The Media Coordinator for the group, Rev. Ruth Addison, said the desire of the President of the International Women’s Fellowship, Rev. Mrs. Dora Tachie-Yaboi, is for women to impact upon the world through Christ, and the church has lots of able women to support this vision across the globe.
The Officer-in-charge of the Kumasi Female Prisons, Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) Christiana Asiedu, who received the items on behalf of the inmates, stated that the inmates are always excited whenever people come to visit them, because it makes them feel they are part of society.
She thanked VIWOF for the gesture and stressed that such items, especially the sanitary towels, would go a long way to help the females live decently.
ADP Asiedu also appealed to relatives not to forget the inmates, and emphasised that anybody can become a prison inmate at any time.