THE Rotary Club of Kumasi East has undertaken a fumigation exercise at the cells of Manhyia Prisons and the Central Police Station in Kumasi as part of its community service initiatives.
The President of the Rotary Club, Mr Charles Robert Amoako, said they spent GH¢1,000 on the exercise.
He told the Daily Graphic that the decision to embark on the exercise resulted from their recent visit to the facilities.
Mr Amoako said during the visit, the authorities at the facilities appealed to them to consider fumigating the cells in order to help address the incidence of skin diseases among the inmates.
He expressed the hope that the exercise would help bring some sanity in the cells.
Mr Amoako expressed the hope that with the exercise, the incidence of skin diseases in the cells would be minimised.
He said it would be disastrous for the nation to neglect the prisons, because no one could tell who would be the next person to be sent there.
Mr Amoako indicated that the government alone could not take care of all the needs of every institution in the country, and that it was the responsibility of the private sector to help out.