The Chairman of the Ashanti Region Peace Council, Professor Seth Opuni Asiamah, has called for a relocation of the Kumasi Central Prisons from its present location in the heart of the metropolis to the outskirt of any of the adjoining districts to make way for expansion.
The reformatory facility is now sited in the midst of the Bank of Ghana, the Regional Police Headquarters and the Wesley Cathedral of the Methodist Church in the prime area of Kumasi.
Speaking to the issue, the Regional Peace Council Chairman expressed fear that if relocation of the Central Prisons is not given an urgent attention now, the nation could regret seriously if the inmates devise a strategy to attack the Bank of Ghana, which premises should be a security zone.
Prof. Asiamah expressed serious concern about the conditions at the Kumasi Central prisons and challenged bodies such as the Ghana Bar Association as well as the new Chief Justice to take steps to revise the country’s sentencing regime to, not only decongest the prisons, but importantly separate hardened criminals from the others.
Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ files from GBC