Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged the Interior Ministry to provide the needed resources to the Ghana Prisons Service to enable them work effectively.
He expressed worry over the poor conditions in the country’s prisons and called for urgent steps to address such concerns.
The Asantehene made the remarks when the Interior Minister, Prosper Bani, paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace.
“The Ghana Prisons Service is doing a good job, but they are facing some challenges that need urgent attention. When they [prisoners] are being transferred to the court for hearing, they have to sometimes go in taxis. Recently, some of the prisoners were sent to work on farms as labourers. On their way back, they were involved in an accident, which resulted in their death; this is disheartening, so kindly improve on that,” he stated.