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Tamale Central Prison rejecting new inmates over fear of COVID-19.

The Tamale Central Prisons has stopped admitting new prisoners as a measure to curb the spread of the novel corona virus.

The Prison services has also directed several officers at the prison yard to proceed on leave as a way to reduce officer and inmate contact.

According to Deputy Commander at the Tamale central prison, Chief Superintendent of Prison, Divine Okulo, the service is also encouraging frequent handing washing, social distancing among inmates and prison officers as advised by the Ghana Health service, Ministry of Health and WHO.

CSP Divine Okulo disclosed this to Diamond news when the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Tamale Central Ibrahim Mohammed Mutala donated a hand washing facility to the Tamale Central Prisons.

He appealed to the public to show interest in the inmates here, they are vulnerable and needs support from the society and I will plead that you extend your helping hand to us in any form you can”.

We are in a very critical era and items like this are needed for use here both for inmates and officers and what we have received today is not enough for the close to 300 inmates here so we appreciate but we plead that other individuals should also come to our aid”, CSP Okulo added”.  

The NDC Tamale central constituency Chairman Issahaku Umar Farouk who led the constituency executives to make the donation on behalf of the Parliamentary Candidate said the gestures is part of the measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

He encouraged the public to avoid handshakes and practice frequent hand washing, social distancing and other precautionary protocols puts out to help stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

The Tamale Central NDC candidate presented the items to various institutions within the Tamale central constituency, including the Tamale West hospital, the Ghana Police service and some Chiefs Palaces.

The butcher association in the constituency, Taxi drivers union and the tipper track drives union were all provided with hand washing facilities by the NDC Parliamentary candidate.

The items which included hand sanitizers, veronica buckets, liquid soap, tissue and bucket stands is worth GHC 36,500.

Source: Edward A. Ken-Zorre | | Ghana

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