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Yei: Inmates harvest their maize farm

Author : | Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The department of prison services in Yei River County of Central Equatoria says it is engaging inmates in agriculture as a reformatory policy of making them productive.

The prison’s inspector, Gore Wurjo Kenyi says the inmates have harvested 54 bags of processed maize out of the prison farm.

He said this produce will be kept in the stores and will be used to feed the inmates.

Mr. Kenyi says the department has opened up over two hundred hectares of land for the next agricultural season.

“Our digging is by using our hands. We don’t have working tools like hoes, pangas and slashes,” he said.

He called on the National Ministry of agriculture to support the prison sector with farm implements to boast the level of production.

“These prisons are to be transformed through works like agriculture. We need the Government to support us with tractor to help us progress.” 

Mr. Kenyi revealed that efforts have been put in place to build a facility to address overcrowding in the prison cells.

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