Friends of the Earth’s national coordinator, Mohamed Kenei Sei, has visited the Kenema prison and veterinary division of the ministry of Agriculture in Kenema.
Mr Sei, in an interview with Awoko, said his visit to the prison was to assess the prisoners’ conditions and the prison’s structures.
He said there was already a development programme going on in respect of putting up one structure for the use of the prison staff and the entire administration.
The coordinator stated that he did not see much being done as far as the welfare of prisoners was concerned, and that it would be necessary for government to look into how the supply of items for the use of the prisoners were being distributed among prisoners and how best the cells could be of human habitation. Mr Sei however said it was necessary for the pet control unit of the ministry of Agriculture to fumigate the whole prison environment as this would contribute greatly to improving the health conditions of prisoners.
He finally said the entire environment needed a standby power generator for both the prisoners and workers of the prison.
In another development the national coordinator also visited the veterinary division of the ministry of Agriculture to find out whether the division was well equip for the anti-rabbis programme that was launched by the first lady, Sia Koroma.
Mr Sei said, “the anti-rabbis programme is an environmental programme that is to be implemented by Friends of the Earth Sierra Leone in the eastern region, and the programme should be implemented in collaboration with the veterinary division.”