CHRAJ recieves 6,575 human right complaints

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has received 6,575 human rights complaints and investigated and resolved 6,275.

According to the Finance Minister, Mr Seth Terkper, the commission also conducted 719 public education programmes on human rights in communities and schools.

To strengthen the Commissions protection mechanisms of the vulnerable in the regions and districts, it had also trained Regional and District Directors on the web-based Discrimination Reporting System and its Privacy and Confidentiality Policy.

These were contained in the 2016 Budget presented in Parliament on Friday, the Finance Minister on the theme: “Consolidating Progress towards a Brighter Medium Term.”

Mr Terkper said as part of monitoring the “Obligation of the State” under international human rights, treaties and conventions, the Commission in collaboration with UNICEF and other stakeholders completed the mapping of institutions, agencies and organisations involved in child protection nationwide.

“In 2016, the Commission will continue to strengthen its oversight role as public sector Ombudsman to improve governance and public service delivery, and to build capacity the citizenry to hold duty bearers accountable and sustain effective citizen’s engagement,” the Minister said.

Mr Terkper said in 2016, the Commission would co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan adopted as the blueprint for fighting corruption.

For the implementation of the above programmes and activities, GH₵ 30,523,777.00, has been allocated. Out of this, GH₵ 15,722,770.00 is from Government and GH₵ 14,801,007.00 is from Development Partners. GNA

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