The Correctional service of Papua New Guinea Bomana in Port Moresby has been lacking Correctional Service Development Programs for inmates and is struggling to maintain and uphold its purpose as a Correctional Service for inmates.
Correctional facility of Papua New Guinea Bomana (CSPNGB) will now have the privilege of participating in its own Governors Cup tournament within the Correctional facility.
CSPNGB Commanding Officer Chief Superintendent Sir Yelly Oiufa stressed the lack of development programs in the correctional facility to aid prisoners develop life skills while their sentence.
“The Governor’s Cup is a step forward to creating a healthy body and mind for the inmates.”
“We have been able to accommodate small sports activities and award participants with meals within our own expense and resource.”
“We would like to prepare them in here before they depart.”
CSPNGB once accommodated vocational training under the Correctional Service Prison Industry Progran to prepare inmates for a better life after prison.
Due to lack of funding, over a decade now and the Correctional Service Prison Industry Program has not been operational and hopes to regain the favour of the National Government to hear their voice with good intent.
Over 850 inmates with different cases look forward to Sports avtivities only and gospel teachings, and the rare visits from family.
CSPNGB prisoner Mr Daniel Waru stressed the need for funding to improve and promote betterment and expressed gratitude to the CSPNGB Commanding Officer and Mr. Billy Aki for the sprots initiative Launching.
“It pains us inmates to see genuine Correctional Service officers satisfy purchase within their own budget during official hours. If the government spends money on the prison, its for good cause and it is not wasted.”
“We the Bomana inmates are still citizens and should have some support from our government to implement development programs to prepare us for our life after prison.”
“Bomana NEEDS these programs to change the mind and attitude of inmates to prepare for work then to be pulled back into the life of crime.”
“Thank you Chief Superintendent Sir Yelly Oiufa and Mr Aki for the wonderful initiative to start our own first ever Bomana Governors Cup.”