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Stanbic supports DOVVSU

BY: Hadiza Nuhhu-Billa Quansah
Team Legal Club standing in front of the newly built one-stop centre for the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service at Cantonments

The Legal Department of Stanbic Bank Ghana has donated glass doors to the newly built one-stop centre for the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service at Cantonments. 

The donation, which is to enhance security at the facility’s shelter, forms part of the department’s objectives of supporting state institutions to effectively deliver on their mandate.

The Chairperson of Team Legal Club, the staff volunteering wing of the Department, Sharon Baddoo, said: “We are committed to providing support for the less fortunate in our society, especially in the communities we operate in. We believe this one-stop centre will provide essential services for 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”.

The Director of DOVVSU, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Owusuwaa Kyeremeh, 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 the DOVVSU to protect all those who walk through our doors. Even though this facility is well protected, it is imperative to keep a close eye on survivors, especially those in the shelters. Thank you again for your support”, she added.

ACP Kyeremeh took the Stanbic team on a tour of the facility and explained the processes involved in their daily activities. The facility has a District and Circuit Court, social welfare unit-suite shelters and kitchenette, en suite offices, a laboratory as well as a clinic with a pharmacy to provide first aid, a spacious car park and soundproof interview rooms.