Mothers, youths visit prisoners, hospital

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MOTHERS and youths of Ward Two in the Lae urban local level government (LLG) initiated a Christmas visit to prison and hospital to deliver food.
The initiative was supported by ward councillor Demas Michael.
The mothers and youths visited 60 inmates at Buimo who are residents of Ward Two.
Three female inmates were among 57 males from the remand and convicted sections given food, and some toiletries.
Ward Two youth president Jacob Beningi said the visit was part of Michael’s programme implemented by the ward development committee.
“We as mothers and youths wanted to tell members of our community who are in prison that we’ve organised groups to help them with problems they encountered while in prison,” Beningi said.
“We would help them with their issues so when they finish their jail terms, they will join us to become good citizens in the community.” Women’s Association president Regina Watapi said since it was the festive season, many people were looking at celebrating with their friends, family and relatives, but as a community they wanted to cheer up those who really needed a smile.
“As a community, we wanted to share the love of God with the prisoners at this time.
“Its about sharing and caring for those who are in need.”
Similar visits were also made to hospitals in Lae.

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