Narration: Children are the future leaders of every country and a country like Ghana has keen interest in the welfare of the child. It is therefore not surprising that Ghana was the first country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child CRC and has rarified a number of international instruments relating to the child protection. This include the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child ACRWC. Meanwhile, within Ghana, article 28 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana sets out key Trent’s of the rights of the child and call for the enactment legislation to promote the rights of children.
These international commitments and constitutional provisions are reflected in two key national laws – the Children’s Act, 1998 Act 560 and the Juvenile Justice Act, 2003 Act 653, which established the foundation for the national child protection system and their access to justice. As a measure of ensuring the right of the Ghanaian child and also creating and enhancing their awareness about their rights as children, the Catholic Diocese of Navrongo Bolgatanga under the leadership of the Most Rt. Rev Bishop Alfred Adjenta has organized a Child Protection Policy workshop in Navrongo, the Kassena Nankana District of the Upper East Region. Our Correspondent Emmanuel Akayeti was there and has filed this report for Ghana Today.