Second Lady Samira Bawumia has reaffirmed government’s commitment to end child abuse in the country with the launch of the Ghanaians against Child Abuse (GACA) campaign.
Speaking at the launch in Accra on Tuesday, 21 November 2017, Mrs Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo government is ready to support any initiative that seeks to protect the Ghanaian child.
The #IAMGACA campaign, which is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection; Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development; and the Ministry of Education, aims at creating more awareness on child abuse and the need for Ghanaians to speak against the phenomenon so that all children can realize their full potential.
UNICEF Ghana Representative Rushnan Murtaza said: “The timing of the launch of this important movement could not be more appropriate. Recently we celebrated World Children’s Day and the International Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse. For the success and future of any country, we must ensure the protection, safety and opportunities for all children. We are excited for the potential momentum and impact of the GACA movement, which encourages the spirit of intolerance and speaking out. UNICEF and partners are confident that it won’t be long before we see that every Ghanaian has become a champion against child abuse and declared themselves as GACA.”
Present at the launch were the Minster of Gender Children and Social Protection, Otiko Djaba; Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama; and the Deputy Education Minster Barbara Ayisi.
Others include musicians MzVee, Wiyaala, Kuami Eugene and actress Nana Ama McBrown.