Interior minister applauds Multimedia; seeks public support to fix dehumanizing prison conditions

Interior Minister Mark Woyongo is seeking public support to quickly fix the dehumanizing conditions in the country’s prisons.

The minister’s call follows the broadcast of a documentary on Joy News titled “Locked and Forgotten” which highlighted the inhumane conditions under which these prisoners are kept.

The documentary also brought to the fore how some remand prisoners have been languishing in jail, some for as long as 10 years.

Mark Woyongo is grateful to the Multimedia Group Limited for making the conditions in the country’s prisons known to the world.

He was speaking in a meeting with the management of Multimedia Group Limited.

“I am happy that the documentary exposed the true state of our prisons service.

“I must say we are excited about the public reaction to that documentary..”

“The good news is that as a result of that documentary some prisoners have been freed and I want to congratulate Seth Kwame Boateng for this brilliant effort.

The Interior Minister wants Multimedia Group Limited to spearhead a nationwide a campaign his ministry is embarking on to raise funds to support the prisons service.

Chief Operating Officer for MultiTv Santokh Singh who led the Multimedia delegation promised the group would be there to support the ministry and other agencies under it to promote development in the country.

Singh promised that the multimedia group will provide balance reportage at all times.

Meanwhile, Seth Kwame Boateng has handed a copy of the documentary to the Chief Justice Georgina Woode.

The CJ has pledged to seriously take up the issue of the hundreds of suspected criminals who are being held in Ghana’s prisons without due process.

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