Government has provided a total of 21 mechanised water supply systems to the
Ghana Prisons Service 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.
In addition, two new hand pumps each were installed on existing boreholes at the
Nsawam Medium Security Male and Female Prisons while five (5) existing
boreholes have been completely re-mechanized. One fabricated steel tank stand
and eighteen steel reinforced concrete pad and boreholes chambers have also been
The Vice President of Republic, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who
symbolically handed over the water supply systems at the Kumasi Central Prisons
on Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, said the provision of water across the country’s
prisons formed part of the Akufo-Addo government’s inclusive transformational
agenda, which is to ensure that no one is left behind.
“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.
Vice President Bawumia promised more logistics for the Service, saying,
“Government will continue to support the Ghana Prisons Service to achieve its
mandate in all fronts. Besides on-going infrastructural developments in some of the
prisons, government’s attention has been drawn to the need to improve the
logistical base of the Service by the provision of prisoner conveyance and utility
vehicles such as ambulance, water tankers, cesspit emptier and refuse disposal
“As your specially appointed Ambassador, I will work hard to ensure that your
logistical needs are met.”