Minister of Gender, Children and Social protection, Cynthia Morrison will soon shut down two orphanage homes at Dodowa in the Shai Osuduku District of the Greater Accra region following Adom News’ report on poor maintenance at the facility.
The possible closure follows a visit to the two orphanage homes, identified as the Dodowa Rising Star Orphanage Home and the Potters Village, by the Minister which exposed the unhygienic conditions under which the children lived.
“This Home does not even qualify to house animals and the state of the children in these orphanage homes can easily destroy the future of the children but I can’t give any concrete information about the closure because I have to consult the directors I work with,” she said on her visit to the Home.
Earlier reports and checks by Adom News’ reporter Kojo Hagan revealed that about 55 children in the orphanage were sleeping in a single room in the orphanage which had witnessed no major renovation since its establishment in 1824.
Hon Morrison warned all social welfare directors to stop issuing license to substandard individuals who do not have the needed resources in operating orphanage homes.
Source: Adomonline.com | Richmond Hagan