Saturday 3rd September, 2016
Gomoa Akotsi (C/R)
Sept 3, GNA – Mr Edward Vanderpuy, Executive Director of International
Needs-Ghana a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has called on all to ensure
that rights, life and interests of children are protected.
He said to achieve
the objective, all stakeholders, including chiefs and political authorities are
tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that appropriate programmes are
initiated to enhance the proper up-bringing of children.
Mr Vanderpuy made
the call at award distribution ceremony organized by the management of
International Needs-Ghana a Non-Governmental Organization held at Akotsi in the
Gomoa East District.
The event was part
of a project dubbed “Promoting, Enhanced, Safe, and Protective environment for
child (PESPEC) and it is being funded by European Union (E.U) under a three
year programme agreement between the International Needs-Ghana and E. U.
It is being
implemented in 21 communities in Effutu, Gomoa West and East Districts and it
is aimed at promoting a safe and environment for children.
Six out of the 21
communities who excelled in creating a safer and child friendly community for
the 2016 were given special awards at the ceremony.
Gomoa Akotsi in the
Gomoa East emerged the overall most safe and child friendly community for the
2016 as per criteria and for it award, the community was given 6 volleyballs, 2
sets of volleyball jerseys, and the construction of a volleyball pitch.
commended the child protection committees in the various communities, which
spearheaded the operations of the project during the year under review.