Youth group calls for protection of children from fires

Children jubilateThe Foundation for Youth, Peace and Development (FYPD) has called for the protection of children from fires and other dangers, to enable them live and fulfil their destiny.

FYPD expressed worry about the recent increases in domestic fire outbreaks in the country that has sent helpless children to their grave.

A statement signed by Mr Joseph Tetteh, Founder of FYPD and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday, said the incidents mostly happen because of neglect on the part of parents and the society.

It said the huge traumatic experiences encountered by families and the nation as a whole seems not to engage the attention of the appropriate authorities and the public.

“We at FYPD wish to state unequivocally that most of these incidents happen because of issues of child welfare and child safety in Ghana that do not receive the needed attention from parents, the relevant state institutions and civil society.”

The statement called on all parents and the society to observe and respect the laws enshrined in the Children’s Act 1998, Act 560 that requires the total protection of the Ghanaian child from neglect and exposure to physical harm.

It appealed to the Ministry of Children, Gender and Social Protection and other relevant bodies to look critically at the plight of children, and urge them to put effective measures in place to enforce the law on the subject.

Source: GNA

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