The Community Development Unit of the Adentan Municipal Assembly has embarked on a monitoring exercise to observe twenty (20) study group meetings which comprises of fourteen (14) groups in the four (4) administrative zones in the municipality.
The exercise monitored five (5) women group activities which was centered on social concerns, such as education on the new variant of the Covid-19 protocols and its management, education on security tips within their vicinity, education on waste management and the importance of sanitation in their environment.
During the monitoring, the field officers used the child protection flash card on to engage food vendors and other market women in strategic food selling joints on the responsibility of children at their various homes. The field officers reviewed that, to clear the gender stereotype against the girl child, parents should make it clear that both the girl child and the boy child can do the domestic chores equally in order to have enough energy to attend school and acquire the needed skills and knowledge. The monitoring team of the Community Development Unit also mobilized community members for the toolkit education programme on social issues, which the field officers had the privilege to educate residents in parts of the municipality. A community like Borteman Hills had a bit of the child protection and social welfare issues.
A home visit was also embarked on by the team and during the visit, it was revealed by the community members that, issues relating to sanitation, security, health, tax payment among others are issues facing them.
During the home visit interactions, few observations were acknowledged and raised as follows;
- That most children do not go to school due to lack of funds from parents.
- That activities of drug addicts in some parts of the community pose threats to the developmental growth of children in all aspects within the municipality.
- The field officers also observed that, irresponsible parenting pose a serious threat with regards to child upbringing.
The exercise was successfully monitored seeing about 24 women and 15 men participating in the meeting.