The Prime Minister, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, proceeded with the inauguration of a training farm in aquaponics and hydroponics as well as a solar water drip today at the Mauritius Prison Service (MPS) in Beau Bassin. These aim to facilitate women prisoners’ transition and reintegration from prisons into the community. An exhibition on the creative works of the prisoners was also held on the occasion.
Several Ministers, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Ms. Amanda Serumaga, the Acting Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. Jaganaden Rungadoo, and other personalities were also present on occasion.
In his address, Prime Minister Jugnauth lauded the MPS for embarking on agricultural projects to become self-sufficient while at the same time ensuring the rehabilitation and reintegration of detainees to earn a living once they reintegrate the society.
The MPS is today fully self-sufficient in food production, stated the Prime Minister. He enumerated several agricultural projects to this end, including hydroponics, agricultural and animal farming, water harvesting, and compost production. Prime Minister Jugnauth indicated that the realization of the training farm has been possible with the help of the UNDP.
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