BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THE Ministry of Children (MWYCFA) has condemned reports of alleged rape of a six-year-old girl by a 70-year-old man in the Western province.
Yesterday, police reported that it had arrested a 70-year-old man on March 16 for the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl on March 14, 2018, at the Helena Goldie Hospital.
In light of this report, the Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) reminds elders that they are looked upon by children in their families and communities for support, guidance and responsibility.
And, such report, if proven to be true in court, is utterly unacceptable.
MWYCFA’s Director for Children’s Development Division, Mr Goldie Lusi said the news is sad and shocking, and indicates there is still a real problem in societies in terms of child caring.
He said there is a need for education and awareness into communities around issues of positive parenting.
Lusi encourages communities to support each other.
“The Family Protection Act is clear and incidence of sexual abuse is not acceptable, and if such abuse is noted perpetrator can go to prison or face our justice system.”
Lusi said MWYCFA and its stakeholders have conducted advocacy on the FP Act in Honiara and other provinces particularly, Malaita, Isabel and Western.