27.06.2008 General News

DOVVSU Personnel Build Capacity

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A capacity building training workshop for newly posted police personnel to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), opened in Accra yesterday with a call on the personnel to be tactful in handling domestic violence cases.

The 35 participants, were drawn from the Greater Accra, Eastern, Ashanti and the Brong Ahafo regions.

Opening it, the Director-General of the Human Resource Department of the Ghana Police Service, Joana Osei-Poku, said the training had come at the opportune time to equip the personnel in their day-to-day operations.

Mrs Osei-Poku said that human resource development is a prerequisite to institutional success and development and it is in line with the police service’s policy to continuously provide on-the-job training for its personnel.

She said issues of domestic violence are delicate and therefore need special skills and training to handle, adding that training of this nature is a step in the right direction.

'I am glad to say here that all the policemen and women who benefitted from similar courses sponsored by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other development partners are excelling.

'The Police Administration is reliably informed about the sterling performance of DOVVSU personnel on United Nations and African Union Missions in care giving to the abused'.

She also commended UNICEF for the support.

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