The ministry of Gender, Children and social protection in solidarity with it’s partners have introduced electronic applications to address sexual and gender based violence and challenges facing vulnerable including children.
According to the Minister of Gender, Children and social protection, Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaa, the electronic platforms which consists of Orange support centre, single widow engagement services, social welfare information management system, LEAP management information system and Ghana National household registry database will help the ministry to resolve challenges through digitilisation.
The Orange support centre comes in two forms either by mobile app or toll free number which help people to report to the ministry on sexual and gender based violence including child marriage.
She also said through this platforms 1,448 calls were received through the toll free number 0800111222 between March and June 2021 with Greater Accra of higher cases reported while Bono and western North Region have lowest number of reported cases which were resolved.
In addition, under the single widow citizen engagement services,total of 3,739 calls were received,900 callers benefited from emergency cash grant during the lockdown, 15 year old Girl was rescued from early child marriage and now enrolling in vocational training, young woman who was trafficed from Saudi Arabia was also rescued by the anti human trafficking unit as a result of call received through the help line.
She made this known when briefing the press about their development on digitilisation in service delivery at the ministry today 5th December 2021.
REPORTER: RICHARD ATTA BUABENG