By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
Gwanda Prison inmates have applauded the National AIDS Council (NAC) for donating and supporting a goat project at Gwanda Farm Prison as it has improved their diet.
NAC has extended its hands to prisons as well so as to make sure that inmates who are living with HIV are well taken care of and they are getting as health food so as to improve their well-being.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to NAC for donating goats at this prison because these goats are now used for our meat, Tendai told journalist during a media tour organized by NAC recently.
“It is fortunate that we got these goats because it had improved our diet in terms of the proteins and fats other than before,” he said.
Another inmate said that he was so glad about the project because he got more knowledge on goat production.
“As an inmate, I am so grateful to NAC because, without them, I could not have this knowledge on goat production the same way I have now.
“My wish is that after my sentence, I only left with four months. I would like to start my own goat project so that I will have a source of income.
“As I want to tell my fellow inmates that they should pay attention to this goat project because after our sentence we can start our own projects that can sustain our families,” he said.
Speaking with the Correctional Officer, Grade 3 Farm manager Fungai Joseph Muranda, said that he is grateful for the donations NAC did in 2015, which yielded good results.
“In 2015, NAC donated 80 female goats and three males, and after that, they built a goat house for the project.
“Currently, we have 204 goats and we are happy to announce that as Gwanda Farm Prison we have managed to give out 94 goats with our fellows, for instance, Beitbridge,I nkhezi Prison, Khami Prison, and also Indabazinduna training school.
“Our main purpose of this project was to make sure that we feed our HIV affected inmates to provide them with proteins,” he added.