The Police Ladies Association of the Central East Regional Police Command has established a support fund to cater for the medical enquiry bills for fifty financially incapacitated abused victims.
The gesture is expected to fast track investigations into cases of sexual and domestic abuse in the region and was announced by the association during its 70th anniversary held at Kasoa.
Members of the Police Ladies Association and their counterparts from sister security services like the Ghana Immigration, Fire, Prisons and Ambulance Services made a procession through the principal streets of Kasoa to mark the 70th anniversary of women policing in Ghana.
As part of the anniversary celebration, they made some donations to the orphanage and the Kasoa Polyclinic.
The Association said, it has always remain in its main focus to bring to the barest minimum, issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse which are on the ascendency in the enclave.
However, its efforts are impeded by the inability of most victims and their family to cater for the bills of medical enquiry which sets the basis of evidence of abuse.
Therefore, the association with support from Members of Parliament for Gomoa East, Awutu Senya East and West has set aside a fund that would cater for the medical enquiry bills of 50 abused children.
Brown Mercy Wilson is the regional crime officer and Vice President of Central East POLAS. She spoke to Mireku Nyampong.
Meanwhile, the association is concerned about the failure of parents and guardians to report to the police on sexual abuse incidences that are perpetrated by relatives.
Whilst expressing joy over the move, the Central East Regional DOVVSU Coordinator, ASP Doris Laryea also implored the public to report sexual abuse cases to the police and on time in order to have the perpetrators punished to serve as a deterrent to others.
On her part the Municipal Chief Executive for Kasoa, Anita Love Obboh Emissah pledged her outfit’s support to the police to deal with sexual abuse cases in the enclave. Gomoa East MP, Desmond Paitoo on the other hand charged police especially DOVVSU officers to exercise professionalism and always ensure that justice is delivered