Sekondi prison inmates refuse to eat porridge as breakfast in protest of GHc1.80p daily feeding allowance

Some inmates of the Sekondi Central Prison rejected the breakfast served them in protest of the poor quality and quantity of the food.

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About 600 of the inmates at the facility maintain that their meals haven’t been the best for some months now.

“It was Sunday, in the morning between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 am, when we served them their meals, and they refused to take it. It was porridge. And then they got agitated and were saying that the food we have been serving them is not sufficient, and it’s not quality enough,” he said, as quoted by Citinewsroom.

“The food has been one way for some time now; porridge in the morning, banku in the afternoon and in the evening; and it has been so for a while. They also complained about the quality of the food.”

Currently, each inmate at the prison is entitled to GHc1.80 as feeding allowance per day, for which they are served breakfast, lunch and supper.

DSP Cyriano noted that they are in talks with the government to increase the feeding allowance of the inmates.


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