By Gideon Ebbah, GNA
Asuadei (C/R), June 28, GNA – World Vision Ghana (WVG) has called for policy reforms to help strengthen the enforcement of laws that protect and promote the wellbeing of children.
Mr Irvine Aboagye, Diaso, Area Programmes Manager, said Ghana needed a comprehensive policy that allowed all stakeholders to join hands to strengthen support and guidance that promoted the wellbeing and development of children.
He was speaking at a durbar of the chiefs and people of Asuadei to commemorate the celebration of this year’s African Union Day of the African child
It was organised by WVG in collaboration with the District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Ghana Health Service, Christian and Muslims Local Councils and the District Assembly.
The durbar which was on the theme “leave no child behind in Africa’s development”, was to raise awareness among local people to know and understand the need to respect and protect the rights of children for a better future.
Mr Aboagye said globally, about 1.7 billion children were said to be suffering from various forms of violence such as; child marriages, sexual abuse, child labour amongst others.
He said it was important to enforce existing laws and initiate reforms that would enhance proper development and growth of children in the country.
Mr Robert Kwabena Asumaning the District Director of Education in an address read for him stressed the need for community members to show keen interest in the education and welfare of their children.
Mr Bernard Amponsah the Linguist of Asuadei commended WVG for the initiative to educate and create awareness among the people on the need to protect the right of their children at all times.