The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru has pledged to support the Damango Redemption Children’s home and prevent an imminent shut down of the facility.
The Children’s home is likely to be closed by government officials by December 2015, if it fails to meet some conditions presented to it by the Social Welfare Department.
The decision, according to the Department of Social Welfare is as a result of the inability of the management of the orphanages to meet certain conditionalities.
[contextly_sidebar id=”D7OhpEYRnf1TGhFIlhpsCgk1xFm3zdFO”] The minister gave the assurance at a ceremony to mark his 48th birthday which he spent with the inmates of the Damango Redemption Centre,
“We’ve just been told by the department of social welfare that they have given you some conditions to meet. Don’t keep those conditions to yourself make them available to us let us know what they are, so that the little way we can do to support ,we’ll make sure that we’ll do it before December,” he stated.
The Social Welfare Department has stated that it will clamp down on all orphanages that do not conform to certain conditions including; the number of children per care taker (that should not exceed 7), that inmates should not be housed in a storey building as well as ensuring an improvement in the general welfare of inmates at the various orphanages.
Currently, twenty five out of the thirty three orphanages in the Northern Region have been shut down.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citifmonline.com/Ghana