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The Central Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service [GPS] says one of the major drawbacks to prosecuting rape, defilement and domestic violence cases is the difficulty of accessing the needed documents. Not getting the needed documents to process cases is inhibiting the police from bringing perpetrators to justice.

Records show rape and defilement cases are on the increase. The figures show 141 cases for the first and second quarter of this year alone. The command believes a lot more cases are not reported.

An appeal by the head teacher of Mount Zion Methodist Basic School at Yamoransa, Janet Eghan, for the extension of electricity to the school to assist pupils to study at night has been met with grave disapproval by the Honourable Municipal Chief Executive [MCE] of Mfantseman, Kenneth Kelly Essuman.

According to the Mfantsiman MCE, though the appeal to government for electricity is a good initiative which will encourage learning, he said the provision of electricity will create more harm than good.

He explained that with the surge in defilement and rape cases recorded across the country, allowing pupils in basic schools to study at night on the school’s premises without the supervision of teachers was wrong.

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