May 30, 2024

The Commander for the Tawkwa Prisons, Supt. Bright Gbobo, has disclosed that not all inmates are actually criminals and as a result should not be treated badly.

According to him, the money allocated for the feeding of inmates which is GHc1.80 is nothing but harsh punishment melted on them by the authorities.

In an interview with Appiah Danquah of Rok FM, Supt. Bright Gbobo says prisons are meant to be correction centers that seek to reform prisoners but the narrative is quite the opposite in Ghana.

He said the feeding rate, including the numerous challenges facing the Ghana Prison Service turns the prisoners into more bitter people because an hungry man is an angry man.

“Their feeding rate is woefully inadequate, GHc1.80 a day and so we can imagine which quantity of food we can use this money to prepare for adult prisoners”

“An hungry man is an angry man, so if you don’t feed your people, a time will come, they will become aggressive” he disclosed.

The commander said all this after receiving donations from the Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa Nsuaem, Hon. Benjamin Lease on behalf of the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Hon. George Mireku Duker.

He further commended the MP for his benevolent act as he revealed such donations from Hon. George Mireku and other well meaning citizens, help the Ghana Prison Service to run the prisons.

“One of the things that is keeping us in Tarkwa here, is some of these donations that we have been receiving from the community. Infact it calms nerves down, because if we are to feed them with our GHc1.80p we would have been hearing noise and revolting everyday” he said.

On behalf of Hon. George Mireku, the MCE for Tarkwa Nsuaem, Hon. Benjamin Kesse, assured the inmates that Hon. George Duker is more than committed to help improve the standard at the Prisons.

Source: Blankson