Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister for Gender, youngsters and Social defense
The Minister for Gender, youngsters and Social safety, Otiko Afisa Djaba, has said the disinterest with the aid of the woman who used to be brutalized by a mob at Adum in Kumasi, could restrain her outfit from helping her.
The Minister indicated that, her outfit can not take any action until the victim decides to aid the Police with investigations. “it is feasible she would not wish to be discovered.
She maybe afraid that although she was once accused of theft, the Police might arrest her. She might also be afraid that since she has been humiliated her dignity is at stake, and she or he could not want to be found. A few of these issues are very touchy.
We have made an enchantment by way of the radio to ask any one who has found her or any health center to advocate her to return out; but additionally it is her option if she doesn’t need to come out; so unless she comes out, there is very little the Ministry of Gender, children and Social safety can do about that.”
A video, which captured some men beating and stripping the alleged female thief bare, went viral on social media a couple of weeks ago.
The incident had angered some Ghanaians who complained in regards to the Gender Ministry’s prolong in speedily taking action on the incident. But the Minister had described criticisms in opposition to her ministry as unjustifiable.
She explained that her Ministry refused to reply as quickly the incident happened seeing that the small print on hand on the time have been scanty.
“I realise some people are announcing we did not reply on time; it is a criminal act and also you are not able to stand up and respond without realizing the main points.
An allegation has been made. Whether it is genuine or not, it is not for any one to be the choose…you don’t have the right to evaluate that man or woman.
The law says you might be innocent until demonstrated responsible.So it is a method, you are not able to get up and talking about matters you don’t understand. You don’t recognize until we work on it.”