Apostle Evans Tawiah backs Church of Pentecost for Constructing Prison Camps
A section of Ghanaians has taken to social media to criticize and ridicule the Church of Pentecost for this gesture with some arguing it is a needless venture.
The Founder and General Overseer of Souls for Heaven Ministry of Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Apostle Evans Tawiah Evariste has described the criticisms against the Church of Pentecost by some Ghanaians as "absolutely wrong and heartless” over the construction of Prison camps by the Church.
Apostle Evans Tawiah Evariste
He opined that "prisoners are human beings like ourselves, and deserves best places to live in and should not be continued to live in inhumane conditions found in many prison camps across the country while serving their term of sentences".
According to Apostle Tawiah, the chairman of COP, Apostle Eric Nyame during the handing over of the prison camp indicated that one key scripture that has spurred the church on in constructing and completing the facility is Hebrews 13:3 which has been inscribed at certain locations in the edifice which reads, “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
He made known that even though the church has a fair share of infrastructural deficits and challenges by way of church buildings and mission houses yet investing in the welfare of others is a good move by the Church of Pentecost and others must learn from it.
The Church of Pentecost on May 11, 2021, handed over a multi-purpose prison facility funded and constructed by the Church at Ejura in the Ashanti Region to the Ghana Prisons Service.
The fully furnished three dormitory blocks with the capacity to accommodate 300 inmates also comprise an administration block, a chapel which will also serve as a classroom, football pitch, baptistry, modern washrooms, mechanized borehole, offices, infirmary, workshops, and other auxiliary facilities, was jointly commissioned by the Interior Minister, Hon. Ambrose Dery; the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and the Chief of Ejura, Barima Osei Hwedie II.
The project is one of five ongoing in parts of the country to decongest Ghana’s prison and provide vocational skill training to the inmates while working on their repentance and salvation.
However, a section of Ghanaians has taken to social media to criticize and ridicule the Church for this gesture with some arguing it is a needless venture.
Fair point? Whew! pic.twitter.com/AUWkQRzaRn— Johnnie Hughes, TBG (@hughes_onair) May 12, 2021
Reacting to this, the Founder of Souls for Heaven Ministry, Apostle Evans Tawiah Evariste said, the gesture of the Church should be commended instead of being criticized.
Adding that prisoners are human beings that deserve better conditions such as shelter, and should not be allowed to live in such inhumane conditions found in most prison camps across the country while serving their term of sentences.
He squeezed, "what is wrong with some Ghanaians? Are Prisoners not Human beings? Why are people so heartless? Listen and listen very well, the fact that they are prisoners doesn’t mean God has rejected them”
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent