By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare, Anambra State, Mrs Ify Obinabo, says the ministry has established a data collection centre for cases of abuse of children and women in the state.
Obinabo disclosed this during an interview in her office in Awka as part of activities to mark this year’s African Child celebration.
Speaking on the importance of the day, the commissioner explained that one of the reasons the day was being commemorated was to avail parents better opportunities to bond with their children.
She called on parents to try their best to give their children adequate attention, noting that it would help in reducing the rate of abuse.
On the plan the ministry had to give every Anambra child a livable state, the Women’s and Social Welfare Commissioner, said that the ministry had requested for a designated specialized court for children where cases of abuse and the likes would receive quick justice delivery, and also the establishment of a data collection centre in the ministry to help record cases of abuse in the state.
Mrs Obinabo noted that both the request for a designated specialized court and establishment of data collection centre were new initiatives in the history of the ministry and the state in general.