There was joy and happiness in the Mbale prisons as more than 50 female inmates completed their short study courses in business while in prison, and were awarded their certificates.
The female inmates who are have less than 2 years to leave the prisons where trained in business skills by the help of the kingdom of the Netherlands , under the penal reform international an ngo that fights for the female inmates to get justice in the courts of law in time .
Some of the inmates who finished their studies thanked God for having helped them get knowledge in prison and yet they thought prison was the last place they would wish to be, Nandala Nelly who finished her studies and was given 3m shillings as start up capital said she now knows how to budget and plan for her business and that will her when she is out of prison .
Meanwhile the officer in charge of the female prisons madam Agnes said that people should think that prison is the worst place to be , but rather know that prisons is place changing some one’s behaviour from bad to good, and also where new talents are known from.
The repetitive of the human rights from the Netherland embassy in Uganda , miss Nona de jonge called upon the inmates that have finished their studies not listen to bad voices back in the community that might confess them and not follow their dreams .
DR. Emoit John who is a psychiatric in mulago hospital said that most women are in prison because of some mental illness , and some is because of lack kids at home , this he says they get pressure from mothers in law who are not always happy with them for not giving birth.
He also said people should always learn to talk about their problems and not be in isolation as this leds to depression which is around 6.4% in eastern Uganda.
DR. Emoit john advises government to at list get psychiatric nurse in every prison to avoid jailing mentally ill persons for long .
Milton Tiyo the prison officer who represented the commissioner of prisons thanked the kingdom of Netherland and penal international for giving such great skills to the inmates , which he said if the inmates take them and apply them in the community than it will be hard for them to commit any other crime that may led them back in prison .
They were later awarded their certificates and those who finished their sentences were given their cash start up capital to go home back with and start business.
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