Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Anambra State Moves to Set-Up Court to Prosecute Perpetrators of Child Abuse

As children resident in Anambra State joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 2015 World Children’s Day, the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Victoria Chikelu has reassured her commitment towards eradication of violence against children.

Dr. Chikelu, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Awka yesterday, added that the state government has commenced construction of special centers at Ufuma Orumba South Local Government Area, where perpetrators of child abuse and sexual abuse, among other various dehumanization would face the wrath of law.

She thereby charged perpetrators to flee away from the ungodly act as Governor Willie Obiano led administration was battle ready to flush them out, including the proprietors, sellers and patrons of baby factories.

The Commissioner, however, hinted that the state government was setting-up what she described as a Corrective Institution for children at conflict with the law to prevent them from being exposed to violence in detention centers with adults, but noted that the facilities to accommodate such adolescence will be located along the Ukpo/Abagana section of the Onitsha/Enugu Expressway.

She therefore enjoined the citizenry to join in inculcating into the children the new set of ten shared core values as a way of transforming the mindset of Anambrarians to achieving violence free state.

According to her, in the past one year, the incumbent state government has established two new rehabilitation centers at Oba, Aguleri, and at present, work assiduously to complete the third one at Nawfija; secured home for abandoned children, gave out bounties to triplets, renovated Model Community Home at Awka, partnered with the State First Lady, Chief Ebele Obiano’s Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) pet project with a view to helping in procuring all their needs.




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