Gender minister to adopt 5-year-old whose limb was amputated

Gender minister to adopt 5-year-old whose limb was amputated

- The gender minister has said she would adopt 5-year-old whose limbs were amputated as a result of an untreated wound

- She said she would support him till he completes his secondary education

- A fixed account would also be set up for him to help him secure a better future

The Minister of Gender, children and social protection, Madam Cynthia Morrison, has disclosed that she would adopt the five-year-old boy whose left limb was amputated.

She said she would and support him till he completes his high school education.

Madam Morrison announced the gesture when she visited the boy at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital where the boy is currently recuperating on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

Gender minister to adopt 5-year-old whose limb was amputated

Gender Minister, Cynthia Morrison Source: Supplied
Source: UGC

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She expressed sadness about the maltreatment meted out to the child and said she would personally enroll the boy in school and look after him till he completes Senior High School.

"This child is Kofi and I am also Efua. I will take him as my child, enrol him in school, support him till he completes his secondary education" the Minister told journalists.

She said she would help the little boy to achieve his dream of becoming a medical officer and an advocate against all forms of abuses when he grows up.

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The Minister also announced that she would have a fixed account for him which could help him to further his education to any level and secure his future.

Doctors at the Cape Coast Regional Hospital amputated the left hand of the five-year-old boy whose hand was accidentally cut with a machete by his stepmother.

The wounded hand, according to doctors at the hospital, was beyond reconstruction after it was left unattended to, a month after his stepmother, in anger threw a machete at him.

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