The Western Region has no government shelter to cater for the accommodation needs of vulnerable children within the Region.
According to the Department of Social Welfare, the absence of shelter has made accommodation of rescued children and other vulnerable children a difficult task to grapple with.
Mrs Constance Baiden, the Metropolitan Director of Social Welfare told a media engagement organised by the STMA under the Gender Sensitive and Youth Oriented programme that the resort to privates shelters for these children have become the norm of the day in the Region.
She said, “we often give these children to private shelters and individuals or family members whom we trust can take care of these abused, tramautised and rescued children.”
Mrs Baiden said: “Even tonight, we have an operation to rescue a mad woman who has given birth to twins…Ask where these children will be kept…”
She therefore appreciated the contributions of private homes and families who were helping to take care of such marginalised in society and prayed that a permanent state-of-the-art shelter be provided to the Department to aid in their work.