$39.5M Water Treatment Facility for Mazaruni Prison

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The Mazaruni Prison is set to receive a spanking new water treatment
facility, Director of Prisons (ag), Gladwin Samuels announced on

The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) has already inked the $39.5M contract,
which will see the drilling of wells and the establishment of the
treatment plant at the facility.

Samuels said the new facility will ease the complaints from the prison
population about the quality of drinking water, which is at its worst
during the dry season.

Meanwhile, some $44.9M was also granted to the GPS for the upgrade of
Close Circuit Television (CCTV) at the Mazaruni and New Amsterdam

“In light of the recent breaches at the points of entry, while we
await the procurement of scanners, the Prison Service has requested an
inclusion of programmes to acquire and install additional cameras,” he
said at the 35th Thanksgiving Service at Lusignan, East Coast

According to the acting director, the government is working to ensure

the GPS has the much-needed technology which he believes, will help to
curb the level of collusion and corruption on a regular basis at the

He said the government is also currently working on rebuilding the
Camp Street Prison and expanding the Mazaruni Facility. The two
Penitentiaries, he said, are being redesigned to meet international

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Daily Updates · Guyana Prison Service · GWI · Political

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