Staff of the Legal Department of Stanbic Bank Ghana have donated glass doors to the newly built one stop center of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in Cantonments. The donation, which aims to enhance security of the facility’s shelter wing in the ultra-modern facility, forms part of the Department’s objectives of supporting state institutions to effectively deliver on their mandate.
Sharon Baddoo, Chairperson of Team Legal Club, the staff volunteering wing of the Department, said: “We are committed to providing support to the less fortunate in our society, especially in the communities we operate in for Ghana is our home and we drive her growth. We believe this one-stop center will provide top notch services to victims of domestic violence. I am grateful to the administration for accepting this donation to help alleviate the plight of survivors of domestic violence,” she said.
She added: “We believe this donation will help protect and ward off any persons seeking to harm survivors residing in this unit. Indeed, this is an impressive edifice, and we commend your administration for this initiative.”
Assistant Commissioner of Police Owusuwaa Kyeremeh, Director of DOVVSU, received the donation on behalf of the Unit and expressed her appreciation and gratitude to Stanbic Bank for the support. Speaking about the significance of the intervention, she said: “This is the shelter space; therefore, these doors will protect victims and survivors from intruders.
DOVVSU as a unit within the Police Department has the capacity to oversee matters of domestic abuse against women and children. With a mission to prevent, apprehend and prosecute culprits of domestic violence and child abuse, this donation will add on to the efforts made by my outfit to protect all those who walk through our doors. Even though this facility is well secured, it is imperative to keep a close eye on survivors especially those in the shelters. Thank you again for your support,” she added.
The Director took the Stanbic team on a tour of the facility and explained the processes involved in their daily activities. The ultra-modern facility has a District and Circuit Court, social welfare unit-suite shelters and kitchenette, ensuite offices, a laboratory as well as a clinic with a pharmacy to provide first aid, a spacious carpark and soundproof interview rooms.