CHRAJ records 1,587 cases in Brong Ahafo Region first half of 2012

Ms Vivian Lamptey – CHRAJ Commissioner

The Brong Ahafo Regional Directorate of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), recorded 1,587 cases for the first half of this year.

Within the same period last year, 1,718 cases were recorded indicating a reduction of 131 cases.

This was disclosed by Mrs Halima Nuhu, Brong Ahafo Regional Director of CHRAJ in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani on Wednesday.

Human rights abuse topped the cases with 1,532 cases, administrative justice, 53 and anti-corruption, only two cases.

Property rights, 469; children rights, 420; women’s rights, 331; economic and social rights, 248; civil and political rights, 64 cases.

“Out of the total cases recorded, 1,398 has been closed and 634 still pending,” she added.

Mrs Nuhu said the Directorate undertook 181 public educations mostly in the communities during the period under review, adding “A regular weekly programme is relevant to the Commission for effective and efficient performance”.

She appealed for assistance from institutions, NGOs and other philanthropists to intensify its educational programmes.

Mrs Nuhu pointed out that a major challenge confronting the Commission was an office and noted officers found it difficult to attend to clients at the same time when there were cases to address.

The Brong Ahafo Regional Director of CHRAJ advised women, especially young girls not to be desperate in the search for life partners but be more cautious to avoid getting involved with scandalous persons.

She noted that some men lured unsuspecting women with marriage proposals after which they duped them of huge sums of money, while most women depended solely on their partners and found themselves wanting when their partners neglected them.

“Women should learn to have a career or business to fall back on when neglected by their partners,” she added.

Mrs Nuhu, however, cautioned parents to live up to their responsibilities of caring for their children, because child care and maintenance was a major problem in the society.

“Parents should be responsible enough to handle their issues and not to transfer their differences and problems to their children,” she advised.

Mrs Nuhu appealed to men, who used their wives as farm hands in their farming activities and later neglected them for younger girls, to desist from the act.

She called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to initiate projects and programmes that would create jobs to reduce the problem of unemployment in the society.

Source: GNA

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