The Upper West Regional Prisons Service Command has appealed to the general public for support with the requisite logistics to ensure that the prisoners are reformed with the will and skills to live good lives in society.
Speaking in an interview, the Regional Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) Joseph Kpiriko, said their efforts to train convicted prisoners were being hampered by inadequate and obsolete weaving, sewing and designing equipment and tools.
Despite this, ASP Kpiriko said they were training interested prisoners in smock weaving and tailoring at the training centre by empowering them with self-employable skills albeit with only one sewing machine.
He said the centre also produced smocks of different sizes, which were comparable to those on the market, adding that at the tailoring side, the prison officers and their dependents relied on the services of the inmates to sew their official uniforms and other dresses.
Source: Daily Graphic