The Amansei West District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has urged Ghanaians to be vigilant and not fall victim to Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse. This advice was given during an engagement with Christian and Muslim groups in the district. These groups included the Nkwanta Mosque, Atwere Mosque, Asuminya the SDA Historic Church, SDA Christian Believers Church, the Dominase SDA Bible Church, Nkwanta Assembles of God, Nkwanta Pentecost Church, Nkwanta Presbyterian Church and All Believers Worship Centre.

The Amansie West District Director of the NCCE, Mr. Aziz Adjei Laryea who took the participants through the laws that protect people from Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse, explained that the Domestic violence act, 2007 ACT (732) and the 1992 Constitution of Ghana particularly Articles 15, 27, and 28 are laws that are meant to protect citizens from such abuses. He encouraged victims to report perpetrators of such crimes for the law to take its course. Mr. Laryea advised victims especially women not to stay in a toxic relationship and even shield their abuser at the expense of their lives. He also warned perpetrators to desist from such heinous acts.

Engaging the people, the Assistant Civic Education Officer (ACEO), Mr. Pius Twumasi, entreated citizens to report Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse case to institutions including, the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVSU) under the Ghana Police Service, Women and Juvenile Unit (WAJU) and Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ. He said even though records show that most victims of Domestic Violence are women, some men also fall victim but fail to report it because of their cultural orientation. He urged such men to come out and report to save their lives.

Other resource persons were, Mr. Stephen Agyei (CEO) and Mr. Solomon Tumfour (ACEO)


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