THE LIVES of inmates at the Kumasi Central Prisons is under threat as bedbugs, a dangerous parasite that feeds on human blood, have invaded the facility.
The facility, which was originally constructed in the colonial days to house 800 inmates, is currently housing close to 2,000 inmates.
As part of efforts to alleviate the ordeal of inmates, the Ashanti Regional National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has fumigated the entire prisons.
Briefing newsmen in Kumasi, Kwabena Nsenkyire, the Regional NADMO Director, said his outfit had responded to an appeal he received from officials of the Kumasi Central Prisons for help.
He disclosed that before his intervention, the bedbugs had already made their way into the offices of the prisons.
Mr. Nsenkyire assured that NADMO would periodically fumigate the facility until the bedbugs are completely eliminated from the place.
Congestion is said to have paved the way for bedbugs to have a field day at the prisons.
By: Akwasi Boakye