BY KOJO ANSAH
THE AUTHORITIES of Akuse Local Prisons have initiated a medical intervention to boost the immune system of the over 200 inmates at the Prisons.
Prison officers administer a daily single dose of vitamin C tablet to each prisoner as a food supplement.
The prison authorities believe this would help boost the immune system of the prisoners to protect them from coronavirus infection aside other strict preventive measures rolled out at the facility.
Akuse Prisons currently has a total of 221 inmates made up of 174 convicts and 47 remand prisoners. Out of the Number, six (6) are females.
Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP) Godwin M. K. Hoenyedzi, Akuse Local Prison Commander who made this known when the Ghana Chapter of Tabital Pulaaku International, an association of Fulani community donated food and other items to the Prisons, told Starr News the intervention is part of measures to prevent spread of coronavirus to the prisons.
“We have put hand sanitizer at every office to give every officer.The inmates,everyday we give them one tablet of vitamin C to boost their immune system.
“We have a vegetable farm where we use to harvest and susidize their feeding.It is the Prayer of me that at the end of this Covid-19 Akuse Prisons will come out strongly.If you look at the top there we have trees over there we will cut them.
“We are going to grow fruits over there so that you know they feed us ghc1.80p if we add the vegetables and the fruits it will nourish them.We are also Dreaming of coming out with a poultry project where every day or every week at least each Prisoner will take one egg,” the Prison Commander continued.
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The General Secretary of Tabital Pulaaku International Ghana, Yakubu Musah Barry said the donation was part of the association’s Corporate Social responsibility to support the vulnerable in society.
He believes the items would help enrich meals serve the inmates particularly the Muslim brothers currently fasting in incarceration.
The items donated are 10 buckets of Veronica buckets and its hand washing facility, 12 pieces of alcohol based hand sanitizer, 12 gallons of liquid soaps, 6 pieces of Tissue Papers and 150 pieces of nose masks.
The rest of the items are a box of sachet milo mix, two boxes of cowbell coffee, two boxes of chocolate, a box of cowbell powdered milk, 25Kg of sugar, two bags of rice, two cups of dates, and two gallons of oil.
Source: Ghana/Dailyheritage.com.gh/Kojo Ansah