MTN Computer Laboratory Goes to Waste in Ghana’s Prisons


A computer laboratory, constructed by MTN, to provide computer skills for the inmates of the Ankaful Prisons Complex, is being wasted, as the inmates are not currently using the computer centre for training, The Chronicle has learnt. The inmates claimed that the computer laboratory had been shut down following its inauguration last year, to the disappointment of the inmates.

When The Chronicle contacted the Central Regional Prisons Commander, Ahwa Yankey, on Tuesday, he explained that the officer in-charge of the laboratory had been transferred, leading to the temporary stoppage of training. According Yankey, his outfit had found a replacement for the officer who was transferred, to train the inmates.

Yankey disclosed that the new trainer for the laboratory was competent in the hardware, and would ensure that the inmates also acquired the skills they needed. He told this reporter that not all the inmates were educated, therefore, they select those who are educated, and train them in computer skills.