Regional News of Thursday, 27 May 2021
Some residents within the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis have expressed discontent in regards to the each day feeding payment of prisoners within the nation and known as on authorities to evaluation it.
They stated to cut back the stress on authorities and decongest the prisons, non-custodial sentences could possibly be thought-about to advertise wholesome residing among the many inmates.
These issues got here within the wake of agitation by some inmates of the Sekondi Prisons for improved diet and weight-reduction plan.
The inmates have been reported to have chanted struggle songs and boycotted their meals, which they stated didn’t provide any nourishment.
Each prisoner is allotted GHc1.80p each day by authorities.
Mr Joseph Assifuah, a former Unit Committee Member of Nkenya in Takoradi, instructed the Ghana News Agency that crimes corresponding to pilfering, theft and stealing should not see offenders in remand however ought to be given some communal jobs amid counselling to reform them.
Mrs Nana Adjoa Pew, an Organisational Development Officer, known as for change administration in Ghana’s prisons to make sure they reformed reasonably than harden the offenders.
She stated the feeding payment was woefully insufficient and should be elevated as quickly as potential, whereas calling on the general public and benevolent organisations to help.