Western Regional Deputy Chief Investigator of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Madam Afua Yankson, has urged members of the public to embrace education on human rights to reduce violations against others and corruption and improve on the quality of life.
She bemoaned the loss of interest to pursue cases by complainants, lack of accurate address to trace perpetrators and inaccurate contact to reach both complainants and perpetrators for follow-ups as some challenges in handling cases.
She added that the lack of cooperation by responding parties, outmoded cultural practices and beliefs, and the lack of understanding on human rights issues and how the commission works also hamper the operations of the commission.
Against this backdrop, Madam Yankson implored members of the public to appreciate the work of the commission, should be truthful with the information they provide, should show cooperation and tell the accurate facts of their cases for easy mediation.
She made the call in an interview with the Today newspaper in her office at Takoradi, Western Region.
She explained that as the national human rights institution of Ghana, the commission has a duty to promote and protect fundamental human rights and freedoms in Ghana through its broad areas such as promotion and prevention, and protection and enforcement.
She further explained that the commission advances respect for human rights in Ghanaian society through public education and awareness creation to promote and deepen the culture of respect for human rights.
“It also does research and monitoring to help develop best practice guidelines for the general public to deepen respect for human rights,” she added.
Story: From Seth AMEYAW DANQUAH,
TAKORADI, WESTERN REGION