A day meeting was organized on the Thursday, January 11, 2017 at the Bekwai Municipal Assembly Hall to inaugurate the District Child Protection Committee. The rationale for the inauguration was to strengthen the linkages among the Child Protection institution as well as the Community Child Protection Committees in all the 10 communities.
A total of 30 participants were present. Among the participants were representatives from CHRAJ, Social Welfare, Ghana Health Service, MOFA, NCCE, Community Child Protection Committee in all the 10 communities, Bekwai Queen Mother, Gender Officer, Bekwai Magistrate, and RRIG staff.
Among the role of the District Child Protection Committee mentioned are;
To meditate on non – criminal cases.
To settle peaceful all cases involving children welfare.
Promote, protect and defend the right of children.
Educate parents and community on issues of children.
Create awareness on violence abuse against children.
Sensitize people on laws on children.
Collate data on children and share with regional children protection.