The government has provided some 21 mechanised water supply systems to the Ghana Prisons Service.
The presentation which was done by Vice President Dr Bawumia will look to alleviate the challenges faced by the Service in the provision of water for drinking and for the maintenance of personal and environmental hygiene in the prisons all over the country.
The water supply systems will serve the inmates and correction officers of 21 prisons across the country as part of government’s ‘Water for All’ programme.
The beneficiary facilities are the Forifori Camp Prison, Ankaful Camp Prison, Ankaful Maximum Prison, Ekuasi Local Camp Prison, Hiawa Camp Prison, Ahinsan Camp Prison, Ejura Camp Prison, Kumasi Central Prison, Duayaw Nkwanta Camp Prison, Kenyasi Camp Prison, Wa Central Prison, Navrongo Central Prison, Bawku Local Prison, Gambaga Local Prison, Salaga Prison, Kete Krachi Local Prison, Ho Prison (Female), Ho Prison (Male), Nsawam Prison (Female), Nsawam Prison (Female) and Koforidua Prison.
Two new hand pumps were also installed on existing boreholes at the Nsawam Medium Security Male and Female Prisons while five existing boreholes have been completely re-mechanized.
One fabricated steel tank stand and eighteen steel reinforced concrete pad and boreholes chambers have also been constructed.
Dr Bawumia who did the presentation on May 22, 2019, at the Kumasi Central Prisons said this initiative formed part of President Akufo-Addo's government inclusive transformational agenda.
“The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is very very committed and is working towards what he calls Inclusive Transformation; that we have to transform this country in a way that makes sure that nobody is left behind. We have to include everybody in the transformation process, and when you look at the policies that the President has been rolling out since we’ve been in government, it is all driven by this philosophy of inclusive transformation and the fact that we shouldn’t leave anybody behind.
“This is why in the education sector we are doing free SHS so that we don’t leave any children behind. We’re doing One Ambulance per Constituency so that no constituency is left behind. We are doing Planting for Food and Jobs across the country so that no farmers are left behind. One District One factory so that no districts are left behind in the industrialisation process.
“We are bringing all lepers under LEAP so that no lepers in Ghana would be left behind. We are increasing the disabled allowances; making sure teacher trainees are paid, nursing trainees are paid. We want everybody to be benefiting from the prosperity that we want to generate in Ghana, and the prisoners will also not be left behind,” he assured.
Dr Bawumia assured that government will continue to support the Prison Service to achieve its mandate in all fronts.
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