Prisoners spend 20 pesewas on breakfast every day - Prison officer

Prisoners spend 20 pesewas on breakfast every day - Prison officer

- Prison inmates in Ghana are given 60 pesewas worth of meals every day

- Police officer at the Ashanti Central Prisons say this falls short of government's increased stipend of 1.80 pesewas

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It has emerged that inmates across the country are being fed on 60 pesewas a day instead of the 1.80 pesewas limit government recently introduced.

Prisoners spend 20 pesewas on breakfast every day - Prison officer

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YEN.com.gh is gathering that the cost of meals enjoyed by inmates amounts to 20 pesewas per each meal.

According to the Ashanti Regional Prisons Commander, DDP Lord Nii Boye Tagoe; “On paper, government allocates Gh1.80 for the daily feeding of each prisoner in our facility. But the feeding fee eventually reduces to 60 pesewas because government takes tax and the contractor also makes his/her profit from it”.

The revelation made by the prison officer adds on to other complications faced the prisons service are the disturbing cases of overcrowding and human right abuses which continue to spur up disease outbreaks.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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