The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, has condemned the gruesome murder of 10-year-old boy at Kasoa, and charged the media to stop Mallam advertisements.
According to Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, she is very sad of the death of a 10-year-old boy at Kasoa who was allegedly brutally murdered for ritual purposes.
In a press release sent to Ghana Africa News, Hon. Adwoa Safo as a mother with a son just around that age, she can imagine victim mother’s pain and the anguish she is experiencing.
She pointed that, it is disturbing this grotesque act was committed by teenagers who are barely 16 and 17 years respectively who ideally should have exemplified honorable aspirations for their lives instead of this undignified way to enrich themselves.
“This is unfortunately indicative of the reality and times we live in, where a section of our youth would go to every extent to live ostentatious lives without putting in any commensurate hard work and effort”, she complained.
Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo advised that this disturbing act should be a wakeup call to all Ghanaians, that as a country, children will be taught that there is dignity in hard work and with it comes the benefits thereof.
“We seem to have pushed aside the values and attributes of hard work, honesty and service to each other which are the building blocks of every fair and just society”, she added.
Explaining the role of the media, Hon. Adwoa Safo pleaded with the media to take a tough stand against spiritualists and occultics who openly advertise on their platforms and entice these young ones to engage in these acts.
“It is time to take the moral right and uphold the values of our nation and safeguard the future of our kids and our dear nation in that regard”, she encouraged.
Speaking on the efforts by the Ghana Police Service, Hon. Adwoa Safo said she trust in the investigative prowess of Ghana Police Service to unravel the probable motive behind this heinous crime.
“It is my hope that they will expedite their investigations so we can give the family of young Ishmael the justice and closure they deserve”, Hon. Adwoa Safo added.
Commenting on the aftermath of the decision of the court, Hon. Adwoa Safo pointed that once the culprits, who unfortunately happen to be teenagers are tried and convicted, Ghana will be willing and ready to absorb them into the Juvenile Correctional Centers under the Department of Social Welfare.
“I urge all parents and guardians to be very much interested in the growth of, and also be protective of their wards. My heartfelt condolences goes to the family, especially the mother of the young boy who’s life has been cut short in such a gruesome manner”, she mourned.
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