Ghana

Child Rights Coalition seeks justice for baby theft victims

Babies

The Ghana NGO Coalition on the Rights of the Child (GNCRC) has expressed disappointment about the incident of “baby harvesting and child trafficking” at some health facilities in Accra.

The Coalition has, therefore, urged institutions responsible for ensuring justice to act swiftly without fear or favour to ensure that the victims and their families got justice.

It also called on the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to form a task force to further investigate the matter to unravel the truth surrounding the incident.

Additionally, it called on the government to prioritise logistics and budgetary allocation for Child Protection and Child Rights to enable all children related institutions to function well.

These were contained in a statement signed by its National President, Mr Philip Bosomtwi Amoah and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Cape Coast.

The statement commended the Ghana Police Service, EOCO and the Medical and Dental Council for the collaboration and encouraged expectant mothers and their families to be vigilant at the hospitals and clinics.

The coalition urged international, national and local organisations championing child Rights and protection to double their activities to give strong support to child rights protection in the country.

It encouraged the Coalition members to activate their investigative lenses and to monitor institutions that deal with children.

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