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Kasempa, May 9, 2013, ZANIS- The Zambia Prisons Services has commended stakeholders concerned in the provision of moral support to the prisoners country wide.
Commissioner of Prisons, Percy Chato says the Service attaches importance to provision of moral guidance to the prisoners.
ZANIS reports from Kasempa District that the Commissioner of Prisons said this in a speech read on his behalf by Assistant Commissioner Richard Mwaluembe.
The was during a conducted tour of the construction site of the Prisons Chapel in Kasempa District, today.
Mr. Chato applauded the people who were involved in the construction a chapel at Kasempa State Prison and urged others to emulate the efforts displayed and contribute to making prisons a place for rehabilitation and reformation.
The construction of the Chapel was done at Cost of K150 million through the help of a missionary Doctor at Mukinge Mission Hospital David Friend and some churches outside the country.
Mr. Chato said the goal to uphold and restore human dignity can only be achieved through the help of the community and hence called on all to participate in the process of rehabilitating inmate.
“This mammoth task of healing cannot be accomplished by government alone but requires concerted efforts by all stakeholders,” he said.
Meanwhile speaking on behalf North-Western Deputy Permanent Secretary Alfred Chingu, has urged the officers and prisoners to maintain the building to acceptable standards.
Mr. Chingu also advised the prison service to use the building for its intended purpose and inculcate good morals and skills to the inmates.
The Chapel would be used as church and also offer skills such as tailoring and carpentry to the inmates.
And sponsor of the Construction of Chapel David Friend said his delighted to work in Zambia and contribute to improving the lives of inmate through provisions of good morals.