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In response to a story on GBC 24, the Ministry of Gender, Children and social protection deployed the police to relocate over thirty children to a foster home at Madina near Accra.

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SOCIAL PROTECTION INTERSECTORAL TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING

As part of the duties to assess the progress of work done by the Social Protection Inter-Sectoral Technical Committee (SPiSTC), and reviewing of the next line of activities, the Social Protection Directorate under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection (MoGCSP), has held a Two-day Meeting for members of SPiSTC from Monday 23rd to Tuesday 24th November 2020 in the Volta Region.

The meeting comes as a key recommendation under the terms of reference of the Social Protection Inter-Sectoral Technical Committee which proposes that members meet on quarterly basis in a year.

Delivering the welcome address on behalf of Dr. Afisah Zakariah (Chief Director for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection), the Director of Research, Statistical (statistics), Information Management (RSIM) of MOGCSP, Madam Efua Anyanful noted that in the midst of this COVID-19 era, social protection systems continue to help individuals and families especially the poor and the vulnerable to cope with crises and shocks.

Therefore, the Social Protection Intersectoral Committee is crucial in providing a technical support for the coordination, collaboration and implementation of social protection across all sectors.

Speaking on the objective of the two-day meeting, the Director for the Social Protection Directorate, Dr. Owusu-Amankwah stated that the meeting sought to share the report on comprehensive analysis of the budget, financing and fiscal space required for the Social Protection Sector (status quo analysis, fiscal gap and administrative Efficiency Assessment), update members on the achievements and challenges of Social Protection programmes from first to third quarter of the year 2020, strategies taken for implementation with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to validate the draft of the 2019 Social Protection Annual Report.

The Social Protection Director explained that the meeting was necessary in order to assess SPiSTC to better perform its role to monitor and evaluate the implementation of social protection programmes as well as to develop, review and share annual work plan and reports on social protection.

The meeting was able to gather enough valid inputs and recommended actions to address the findings of the comprehensive budget and fiscal space analysis in Social Protection Sector; draft cabinet information paper on social protection financing shared. Members also discussed measures to complete the additional data required in the updated budget tracking tool for Social Protection.

The engagement with members of the SPiSTC through the two-day meeting was characterized mainly with presentations on Social Protection programmes such as NHIS, LEAP, GSFP, LIPW, GNHR, WIAD, Education Capitation Grant, PFJ, YEA, FREE SHS, NVTI, MASLOC.

The various presentations served as updates on the achievements and challenges of Social Protection programmes from first to third quarter of the year 2020 as well as strategies taken for implementation with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY: REIMAGINE A BETTER WORLD FOR CHILDREN

World Children's Day is a global day of action 'for children, by children'. In 2020, not every child had the privilege to enjoy a full childhood especially due to the COVID-19.

To familiarize children with each other, build on their communication and reading skills as well as broaden their knowledge for the protection and promotion of their rights, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, UNICEF, Plan International Ghana, World Vison Ghana and partners have organized an exciting trip to the EPP Bookshop Zeeland Funworld, Legon, on Friday 20th November, 2020.

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PROVISION OF SOCIAL PROTECTION SUPPORT TO RESIDENTS OF ALLEGED WITCH CAMPS

As part of the two-day working visit (from Thursday 19th to Friday 20th November, 2020) to the alleged witch camps, the Chief Director, Dr. Afisah Zakariah together with the Director of the Social Protection Directorate, Dr. Rita Owusu-Amankwah visited the Gnani witch camp to continue with the fulfillment of the pledge made by the Ministry of Gender to assist the inmates of the camp.

The Head of the Human Trafficking Secretariat at the Ministry, Madam Abena Annobea Asare also visited Leli Dabaari Camp at Gushegu whiles Mr. Myles Ongoh, Head of the LEAP Programme and Mr. Yahaya Ibrahim, Principal Account at the Social Protection Directorate carried out the same activity at the Kukuo camp in the Nanumba South District.

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4 days ago

PRESS LAUNCH ON THE GHANA LUXEMBOURG TRUST PROJECT PHASE THREE (3)

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) with support from the Ghana-Luxemburg Social Trust (GLST) have succesfully launched the National Health Insurance Scheme Registration of indigents beneficiaries of the Ghana Luxembourg Social Trust Project Phase three (3) in the Dangme West District on Wednesday, 18th November, 2020

The project aims at improving maternal and child health status of the poor and low-income groups using the conditional cash transfer system.

The Project Coordinator at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mr. Felix Logah said the ministry is committed to ensuring that the poor and vulnerable have access to social services in the country.

Mr. Logah announced that the Ministry is working with the Ghana Health Service to improve the services of CHIPS compound in the country.

The District Chief Executive of Ningo Prampram, Mr. Jonathan Teye Doku was grateful to the Ministry for the support rendered to his community members.

He made a passionate appeal to the Ministry to ensure that schools in Ningo Prampram were enrolled onto the Ghana School Feeding Programme

Mr. Ben Kusi, Regional Operations Director at the NHIA said they committed to partnering the Ministry to register vulnerable persons onto the NHIS.

Phase 3 of the project looks forward to registering 5,000 poor individuals onto the National Health Insurance Scheme and 3,000 poor individuals onto Birth Certificate in the Shai Osudoku and Ningo Prampram districts by the end of 2021 first quarter.

The project will mostly benefit children, the poor and pregnant women thereby contributing to the extension of Social Protection in Ghana

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2020 WORLD CHILDREN'S DAY: GHANA TURNS BLUE IN SUPPORT OF CHILD RIGHTS

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in partnership with UNICEF, Plan International Ghana, World Vision Ghana, International Needs Ghana and other child rights agencies turned blue the Kwame Nkrumah Gardens in Circle on 19th November, 2020 in support of child rights. This forms part of activities outlined for this year’s World Children’s Day Celebration.

The Regional offices of the Department of Children also turned blue known monuments in their regions by either using up-lights for the buildings, blue decorations or blue banners.

This year, the World Children's Day is celebrated under the theme; “Reimagine a Better World for Children”. It is a moment to listen to the views of our children and young people.

20th November, 2020 is an opportunity to highlight solutions and amplify voices of young people, speaking out on issues like education, employment and mental health.

The 80 children who were drawn from the then 10 regions of Ghana and formed the 2019 National Children’s Parliament participated in the 2020 World Children’s Day Celebration. The aim of the celebration is to also familiarize children with each other, build on their communication skills and broaden their knowledge by enlightening them on Key Policy documents for the protection and promotion of their rights.

The section has further assisted children to speak out on issues like the New National Medium-Term Development Framework to reimagine a better world for children.

At the end of the week-long celebration it is expected that:

• Children’s views and inputs on issues affecting their development discussed, considered and acted on.
• Support engagement of children and young people as advocates for their rights
• Champion child and youth participation in decisions making processes
• Accelerate youth advocacy
• engage a mass audience of individuals, corporates and governments to take action in support of children

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