GUBA award winner John Mensah Gives To Nsawam Prison



The items included 500 bags of Agua Sachet water, 150 cartons of Tropico fruit drink, ten bags of rice, Seven bags of sugar, bags of gari, powdered milk, bread, gallons of cooking oil and other toiletries. In his short but impressive speech, Mensah said: “I was touched to minister to the in mates, hence the donation. This is my first time, and am more touched after seeing you. “Some of you are here through no fault of yours, you are in your difficult moment, but don’t throw your hands in the air in despair, God knows best. “I have heard your concerns, and will do all I could to contribute my widow’s mite. Next time I will make sure I come with some of my colleagues,” he added. His inspirational words generated thunderous applause from the in mates, particularly when he pledged to attend to their sporting equipment needs. Prior to the Stars skipper’s speech, the Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) Eric Hini thanked Mensah for the gesture while some of the team mates appealed for sporting equipment and the construction of a volley ball and basket ball courts. ADP Hini pointed out that sporting activities take some boredom from the inmates and keep them healthy in their reformation process. A special football match involving two selected sides among the inmates , which saw Mensah performing the official kick off and inspection was played in his honour. Skipper Mensah, donated a trophy to the wining team, while presented Puma football boots and his customized Black Stars shirt to the players who excelled as wee as to the Chief Superintendent Boye Odonkor, head of sports after the match. In return, the D. David, chairman of sports, an inmate decorated Mensah with red yellow and green muffler in appreciation on behalf of his mates. The Ghana defender left the Prison yard leaving good footprints as the first ever Black Stars player to visit the inmates.

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