Govt. committed to improving prisons

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Government says it was doing everything possible to improve Prisons in  through out the country.


Central Province Permanent Secretary Edwidge Mutale  says government was committed to improving most Prisons in the country so that inmates do not feel neglected.


ZANIS in Kabwe reports that the Permanent Secretary said this when she donated assorted items which included bales of sugar,plates,cups,soap and cooking oil to Mpima Remand Prison in Kabwe, today.


“You should not think that you have been brought here to suffer,you are here to reform despite the harsh conditions that you live in, “she said.


She  was accompanied by Kabwe and Ngabwe District Commissioners Patrick Chishala and Melody Phiri among other top government officails.


She urged the prisoners to use their term to learn new skills that will help them start a new life when they are released.


“  Everyone of us is a potential prisoner. You should therefore not feel it is the end of the world for you, “ she said .


Ms Mutale further thanked prominent Kabwe businessman Christone Vwalika of CV Transport for buying most of the items that where donated.


And Kabwe District Commissioner Patrick Chishala encouraged the prisoners to continue praying  for a better future.


Mr. Chishala said prisoners should know that their friends and families at home always remember them .

During the same donation Central Province Medical Office donated a hundred mosquito nets to the over 200 prisoners at the remand prison.