B/A DOVVSU Cautions Against Child Abuse

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The Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinator of the Domestic
Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy
Superintendent of Police (DSP) Setina Aboagye, has cautioned parents and other
persons against the use of children for income generating activities, and other
forms of abuse of the child.
She was particularly disturbed about the use of school-going
children for begging, hawking and other inordinate activities.
DSP Aboagye was answering questions from Suncity Radio’s
Morning Show Host, Nana KAS, on her outfit’s concerns about child abuse and
irresponsible parenthood, in the Brong Ahafo region.
She explained that it was illegal to beg for money on the
streets, while parents who fail to send their children to school, were also
liable for prosecution.
“However, before we pull the whip, we are embarking on an
intensive public education on child abuse and responsible parenting, so that at
the end of the day, offenders would have no excuse to face the law; after all,
ignorance of the law, is no excuse,” she disclosed.
The DOVVSU Co-ordinator further advised parents to give
personal attention to the education of their children. “Some of the little
children are left to walk long distances to and from school, exposing them to
all sorts of dangers, we need to give maximum care and protection to our
children, in order to secure their future well being,” she stated.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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