Minister encourages inmates with Christmas message

National

INMATES at Buimo Prison in Lae were encouraged by a Christmas message that said nothing was impossible to achieve.
The message came from Lae MP and Minister for Lands and Physical Planning John Rosso during his visit last week.
The minister was accompanied by deputy Lae urban local level government mayor Jacob Maragau.
Rosso told prisoners and Correctional Service officers that he was impressed with the way things were organised that saw families of some prisoners and churches joining the Christmas celebrations.
Rosso said Christmas was a time for reflection.
He said it did not mean that those who were in prison were bad people. “We are the children of God and we do make wrong but Christmas is time for reflection, time to change our attitude,” he said.
“Prison is not for punishment, prison is for rehabilitation to change our ways, how we think and do things.
“So when we leave the prison, we become better people in our community.”
“When you are in here, you must know that you have your wife and children who are living outside the prison.
“Your children will grow up seeing their father in prison – does no paint a good picture.
“You must think of the struggles they are going through so Christmas is time to reflect and a time to change our ways.”

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