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By
Dorothy Frances Ward/Josephine Nyarkoh, GNA

Kumasi, June 16, GNA –
The outer wall on the right wing of the Kumasi Central Prisons on Thursday
night collapsed damaging a Tata bus, parked close to it.

Assistant
Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) Richard Bukari, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations
Officer of the Ghana Prison Service, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that,
there were no casualti

By
Dorothy Frances Ward/Josephine Nyarkoh, GNA

Kumasi, June 16, GNA –
The outer wall on the right wing of the Kumasi Central Prisons on Thursday
night collapsed damaging a Tata bus, parked close to it.

Assistant
Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) Richard Bukari, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations
Officer of the Ghana Prison Service, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that,
there were no casualties.

This has brought to
the fore the urgent need to carry out repairs on the prison built about 116
years ago.

ASP Bukari said the
collapse of the wall, was presenting serious security challenges and needed to
be fixed quickly.

He indicated that
people could now have access to the main prison yard and that was why any delay
in re-erecting the fence could be unhelpful.

He, however, gave the
assurance that adequate security measures had been put in place to prevent any
breaches. 

ASP Bukari complained
about cracks that had developed on the walls of the male prison housing about
1,700 prisoners and expressed the fear that the structure could fall down
without warning.

He said there was the
need to renovate the entire prison facility.

GNA


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