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By
Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA

Ho, Aug. 8, GNA – Mr Israel Akrobortu, Volta
Regional Director, Department of Children, has said the non-availability of
shelter homes is frustrating efforts being made to take children off the
streets in the region.

He said though shelter homes are last resorts
in child welfare promotion, they are needed to help prepare “social inquiry
report” for easy family tr

By
Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA

Ho, Aug. 8, GNA – Mr Israel Akrobortu, Volta
Regional Director, Department of Children, has said the non-availability of
shelter homes is frustrating efforts being made to take children off the
streets in the region.

He said though shelter homes are last resorts
in child welfare promotion, they are needed to help prepare “social inquiry
report” for easy family tracing and reintegration.

Mr Akrobortu said this in an interview with
the Ghana News Agency whiles raising concerns on the activities of child
hawkers at traffic lights in the central business district of Ho.

He said it was sad that child hawkers were
increasing by the day in the regional capital, with some who were trafficked,
working as head porters and breadwinners for their “masters and madams” at the
expense of their education.

“These are all due to urbanization and poverty
but we are doing our best to contain the challenge through education and sensitization,”
Mr Akrobortu said.

Mr Cyril Deamesi, Ho Municipal Social Welfare
Officer, said due to lack of funds and shelter homes, they occasionally rescue
a few of the children and reintegrate them with their families.

He said apart from these challenges, they are
regularly abused by traders in the central business district.

GNA


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