Sankofa Ghana Movement ( SAGMO) is set to establishing skilled workshops for the inmates in the various prison across the regions of Ghana.
As part of the movement’s vision of finding solutions to the country’s youth unemployment challenge, it is ready to set up skilled workshops to train the inmates to acquire entrepreneurship skills while serving their jail terms
Nana Gyan Oduro Dapaa II, the National Chairman for Sankofa Ghana Movement, and executive members of the movement, made the claim upon their visit to Akuse District local prison on Monday,16th September, 2019.
Nana said the initiative if implemented will help to provide direct jobs to the inmates and prevent them from going back to the immoral acts that might have led them into prison.
The District Prison Commander, DDP Hoenyedzi also affirmed that the move will go a long way to help the prisoners should it be the established.
DDP Hoenyedzi expressed that the use of electronic gadgets and adoption of foreign culture has been the cause of the youths committing crimes.
He said lack of proper parental control is also a major cause of the many crimes.
SAGMO delegation, the District Prison Officer and Superintendent Asare-Nyarko, District Police commander all agreed to have a formal meeting to come out with the kind of workshop to be established for the inmates at the Akuse Local Prison.
On the other hand the paramount chief (OMANHENE) of Mafi- Dedukope traditional area in the North Tongu District in the Bettor Volta Region of Ghana, Nana Torgbui Dedu IV, a key executive member of the delegation team made an appeal to Nananom ( the local traditional rulers) and the civil society organisations to restructure the rules and enforce them in bringing up the youths for the nation’s building.
Sankofa Ghana Movement ( SAGMO) formerly called Sankofa Reformed Movement was formed in September 2014 with the vision to help create jobs for the unemployed youths of Ghana.
By Akgri M. Daniel