The Chief of Oblieman in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Regional and chairman of New Anamase Royal Alliance Council, Nii Ayittey Anumle Oyanka I, has warned that their communities would not countenance any child exploitation and violence against women.
He said child trafficking, child labour and exploitation, violence against women and teenage pregnancy would not be countenance in their communities.
Explaning the situation on the ground, the paramount chief of Oblieman said traditional authority works hand in hand with government to see to the welfare of it’s community members.
Nii Ayittey Anumle Oyanka I, made the statement when he was speaking in an interview with thealhajj.com after the launch of Anamase Royal Alliance Council, indicated that violence against women and children can be tackled through mobilisation by government, traditional leaders and civil society organisations.
“we must speak out against the abuse and violence of women and children. In the spirit of mass mobilization, it is crucial that government, traditional leadership institutions, civil society formations and communities work together to build a moral and ethical society”, he added.
Nii Oyanka I continued that “We must all actively participate in crime prevention programmes to ensure that our communities enjoy a safe environment and entrench a human rights culture. We further rely on them to assist in the criminal justice system, thereby stemming such unacceptable activities as stock theft, abuse of women and children and drug and alcohol abuse. In playing that role, traditional leaders would be assisting the Security departments especially the Police Service that is Ghana so greatly in the campaign for moral regeneration”.
The royal king Oyanka was of the view that nation building without traditional authorities could suffer a great set back stating that “We can never overemphasize the critical involvement of traditional leaders in all our rural development work as well as in all the challenges of rebuilding our societies. This nation building would include participation by traditional leaders in the revival and promotion of our diverse and rich, yet often marginalized languages”.