President Nana Akufo-Addo says the government is concerned about the deplorable conditions in Ghana’s prisons.
The grim conditions in Ghana’s prisons have been condemned by observers as dehumanizing.
However, President Akufo-Addo said the government will soon roll out a program aimed at decongesting the prisons.
He remarked at a meeting with the leadership of Amnesty International Ghana.
“The conditions in our prisons have for some time not been acceptable. The building of more prisons which is the solution always goes back to the issue of the treasury and what is available but it is something that should be addressed.
“The Interior Minister said he has heard you and I have no doubt that he agrees with you as I do and we ought to do something to improve the conditions and particularly in dealing with the issue of overcrowding in our prisons.”