34 vulnerable children rescued from streets of Accra

34 vulnerable children rescued from streets of Accra

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) and Accra regional police command has taken 34 vulnerable kids from the streets of Accra.

34 vulnerable children rescued from streets of Accra

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The joint operation saw 23 males and 11 females taken off the streets in the Airport and Accra Mall areas where most of them slept in the open.

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The team of personnel from the Regional Operations Unit was led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Samuel Azugu, while the Regional Director of the DSW of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Miss Phyllis Emefa Senyo, led the team from the ministry.

34 vulnerable children rescued from streets of Accra

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The children, who were initially apprehensive of the operation, began singing and interacting with each other and members of the operation team on arrival at the social welfare facility.

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ACP Azugu described the exercise as largely successful and said the police would continue to support any worthy cause to clear the streets of children.

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