We’re building 800-inmate-capacity Nsawam remand prison – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said his government is “constructing an 800-inmate-capacity remand prison at Nsawam, which is 60% complete”.

“Its purpose is to reduce further overcrowding in prisons, as remand prisoners will now be kept separately from the convict population”, the President told Parliament on Tuesday, 9 March 2021, when he delivered his first State of the Nation Address for his second term of office.

He said the intervention is among the various measures being undertaken by his government to retool all the security agencies.

“Mr Speaker, our security services have been retooled and re-equipped substantially under this administration. Indeed, the first four units of four storey blocks of sixteen flats under the Barracks Regeneration Project have been commissioned, and the remaining part of a forty 2-bedroom self-contained accommodation units for the Six-Battalion of Infantry and AirBorne Force, in Tamale, have also been completed.

According to him, the capacity of the Ghana National Fire Service has been “raised with the procurement of five (5) sets of extrication equipment, and two (2) hydraulic platforms procured”.

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