Kampala: Kampala capital city authority (KCCA) and its partners have vowed to continue supporting inmates from Luzira prison as they serve their sentences.
Speaking to inmates over the weekend, Executive Director (KCCA) Dr. Jennifer Semakula Musisi inspired and encouraged the men and women not to despair but rather focus on changing mindsets and acquiring knowledge and new skills through the programs offered by the Uganda Prison Services like vocational training in in various courses such as carpentry, music, fabrication, art and craft, tailoring and sundry.
“Prison is not the end of life, with humility and discipline, you can still attain your desired dreams, we are praying for you and may God continue blessing you,” She said during their visit to Luzira upper prison.
Accompanied by KCCA partners Movit, Blue Wave, Indian Women Association, Riham and Diamond Trust Bank among others, Mrs. Semakula lauded prison warders and their associates for continues rehabilitation of inmates who of which have become better citizens.
“We greatly appreciate all our friends who partnered with us to extend a hand of help and encouragement through which an assortment of supplies that were donated to the inmates of the facility,” she said.
The inmates showcased to the KCCA team the different crafts they make including chairs and other furniture.They informed the City director that the items are sold and a fraction of the money is given to the person who manufactured it after he/she has served his/her sentence.
After an hour of traditional dance performances the inmates gifted Ms Musisi a Coat of Arms in appreciation of her visit.