The Women Caucus in Parliament has rendered an apology to the public over their silence on the case regarding the now deceased Takoradi girls.
The girls – Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Koranchie – were kidnapped in Takoradi between August and December 2018.
After a year of searching, the police could not find them, although the primes suspect, Samuel Wilson Udoetuk has been arrested.
However, on Monday, September 16 the police confirmed that all three were dead after DNA test on remains retrieved from a septic tank in Takoradi proved to be that of the girls.
This prompted wild reactions from Ghanaians, with many taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction with how the case was handled.
The Women Caucus in Parliament was, however, never heard on the matter despite its obvious seriousness.
The MP for Hohoe constituency, Bernice Heloo, has now apologised on behalf of all the women legislators for their silence on the matter.
According to her, the women caucus was silent because they didn’t know the true state of issues and therefore couldn’t make any public statements.
“We in parliament were so confused at a point that we didn’t know what to say,” Ms Heloo told Accra-based Starr FM.
“The women caucus of parliament apologize for the silence because we didn’t know the true state of issues and that was why we went mute.”
She was, however, quick to add that parents must pay more attention to the wards and what they do.
She advised parents to be concerned about what their children do, especially on social media.
“Most children in Ghana today are locked on social media 24/7 and I think parents must be concerned and know what children are up to in these platforms,” the Ho legislator added.
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