Child Abuse
Abuse

Barima Akwasi Amankwah, acting National Coordinator, said its research had shown that the victims are often trafficked and forced into the commercial sex trade.

Child Abuse
Child Abuse

He described the situation as deeply troubling, something that called for a more radical approach to deal with.
He was addressing a day’s sensitization workshop on the new “Child and Family Welfare Policy” organized in Kumasi for selected journalists by the Coalition with support from “Save the Children” an international NGO.

The formulation of the policy was coordinated by the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry and the goal is to promote a strong child and family welfare system, which would anchor the development of the Ghanaian child.

Barima Amankwah rallied stakeholders to combine their efforts and to be resolute in the fight against child abuse in all forms.

He expressed disapproval of the continued resort to caning of kids by teachers and parents, saying, that was wrong.

He reminded everybody that the use of the cane on children for purposes of correcting them now constituted a “serious offence” under the new policy.

Mr. Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Secretary of the Coalition, underlined the need to make available enough resources for effective implementation of the policy.

He encouraged the media to put a spotlight on issues affecting the welfare and growth of children.

Source: GNA/newsghana.com.gh

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