Ahinsan Camp Prison in the Adansi District of the Ashanti Region has received a ten-seater water closet toilet facility to prevent the outbreak of diseases.
The facility which came with an overhead tank will improve the personal health and safety of prison inmates.
Donated by Vivo Energy Ghana, it forms part of their Retailer Sustainability Programme, launched to ensure decentralization of developmental support to communities, where it operates, as well as combating Coronavirus.
Corporate Communications Manager, Shirley Tony Kum, who read a speech on behalf of the Managing Director noted that it was complementing the government’s efforts to combat COVID-19.
She said that the project came to light after assessments were made with the prison authorities thus, the provision of the facility.
“It became evident that the inmates needed a decent place of convenience to prevent the outbreak of diseases and promote good health and living conditions”
“We provided the needed funds and materials for the construction of the 10-seater facility for the camp and we are happy to commission this facility”, she said.
Madam Shirley reiterated the company’s commitment to communities as a partner in sustainable development and thanked the donors who contributed towards the project.
The Station Commander of the Prison Camp, Superintendent Edward TabiKokro said the facility came at a time when they had to resort to using a dilapidated wooden structure as a place of convenience, exposing them to infectious diseases.
“I must say that the construction of the facility has ended the long challenge for a decent toilet for inmates and the beauty of this is that it is the handiwork of inmates under the supervision of officers”, he added.
The Vivo Energy Sustainability Programme has benefited various institutions such as the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Tamale Teaching Hospital, Kenyasi Health Centre, Effienkwanta Regional hospital among others.
Prisoners at the Ahinsan Camp Prison has for over 27 years faced a problem of the indecent and unsafe place of responding to nature’s call, which was hit conveniently for the inmates.
They resort to the use of wooden structures which exposed them to infectious diseases.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | talksafrica.com