MoGCSP/OHLGS schools residents of Amansie Central on Social Protection issues

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MoGCSP/OHLGS ENGAGEMENT WITH AMANSIE CENTRAL COMMUNITY.

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) in collaboration with the Office of the Head of Local Government has organized a three-day community dialogue on social protection in Fiankoma and Homase, in the Amansie Central of Ashanti Region.

The engagement was to educate, sensitize and facilitate the free flow of information and feedback which are the pillars to strengthening a democratic governance system, and also a way of bringing governance to the doorstep of the people.

The program was centered on Social Protection, Gender, Child Protection, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Social Welfare.

MR. EUGENE NUAMAH - MoGCSP.
MR. EUGENE NUAMAH – MoGCSP.

Speaking at the forum, Mr. Eugene Nuamah, Senior Officer at the Ministry, challenged parents to be wary and vigilant of their children’s upkeeping and education since they represent the future of the country.
He also urged parents to desist from forcing their children into early marriages.

Mr. Nuamah stressed that, domestic violence must be dealt with per the law to protect women and children against torture for a peaceful country.

”Domestic violence can happen to anyone irrespective of one’s gender and status and it does not discriminate, for families to enjoy their homes and also raise children morally and uprightly in the society, we need to avoid it”, he reiterated.

He tasked parents to create a congenial environment for their children for them to grow to become responsible adults, he further stressed that parents should always monitor and seek their children’s welfare, help them with their home works, communicate with them frequently to find out their needs. He further urged parents to desist from engaging their wards in hard labor.

In her presentation, Mrs. Patricia Kyeremateng Berchie, Ashanti Regional director of social welfare, said the Ministry exists to ensure that all Ghanaians have access to social intervention(s) policies that will lead them to enjoy a meaningful life.

She added that, the government has put measures, mechanisms, and systems in place that helps in protecting all Ghanaians to enjoy such social protection interventions such as, the National Health Insurance Scheme, Labour Intensive Public Works, Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty, Free Senior High School, School feeding and Small Loans Centre and Capitation Grant.

She indicated that, as part of the Ministry’s mandate to ensure all Ghanaians have access to quality healthcare, identified persons who are poor and vulnerable are automatically enrolled in the NHIS.

On School Feeding, she said, the policy was introduced by the government to increase school enrollment, attendance, and retention. Adding that, there was no need for any child to be left at home since the government is feeding and also taking care of their fees through the Capitation Grant Module.

Touching on the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), Mrs. Patricia Kyeremateng Berchie Ablor, said the intervention set up by the Government of Ghana is meant for extremely poor and vulnerable households in Ghana.

She advised all and sundry present, especially the aged to take advantage of these Social Intervention Programs to better their lives.

Participants from the district were happy with the timely dialogue and enlightenment. They called for such eye-opening education frequently.

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