The Kenema State Prison has embarked on one hundred acres of swamp land cultivation at Gbenderu village in the Nongowa Chiefdom in the Kenema District. Speaking to the press at his office at Dogo barrack in Kenema City the Assistant in charge of Kenema State Prison Mustapha Sonie thanked the family members who provided the swamp land including the Fanjaga, Massaquoi and Kargbo families for their contribution towards food security in the country. He expressed his happiness as the prisoners will be meaningfully contributing towards food security in the nation. Mr. Sonie said already they have identified prisoners who will be working in the swamps and they rely on the authorities in the Kenema District for their fullest support in the food security drive in the country.
The Prisons boss appealed to other families in the Nongowa chiefdom to emulate the good example of the three families who provided the land for farming as a way of complementing government’s effort in the food security drive in the country. He called on other authorities and family members in other districts in the country to emulate their example which will be a big boost for the prison department in the country.