Gender Ministry To Introduce More Child Friendly Policies

The Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection says plans are far advance to introduce child friendly policies that will protect and enshrine the rights of the Ghanaian Child.

These policies will also advance the development of the Ghanaian child and make them less vulnerable.

The Gender Minister Hon. Nana OyeLithur disclosed this when she paid a visit to the Kumasi SOS Children’s Village as part of her three day working visit to the Ashanti Region.

Accompanied by her Deputy Minister Hon. Alexander John Ackonand the MCE for AsokoreMampong Municipal Assembly AlhajiNuruHamidan and other officials from the Social Welfare Department, the team toured the centre and interacted with some of the children there and their care givers.

The Kumasi SOS Children’s Village located in AsokoreMampong was established in 2008 and admits children from the region who are no longer able to live with their parents. It provides a loving home for up to 120 children and are affectionately cared for by their SOS mother.

Nana OyeLithur explained that her ministry is coming up with regulations for foster care, adoptions as well as a child care policy that will complement the Child Care Reform Initiative (CRI) that seeks to de-emphasize over reliance on care systems for vulnerable children based on institutions and move towards a range of integrated family and community based care services for those children without appropriate parental care.

According to her the Ghanaian Child deserves a serene environment so as to enjoy their childhood days. This she believes will help the children grow up to be responsible adults as expected.

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