[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Human Service and Social Security on Monday (December 9) announced that it has appointed a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate the allegations regarding the recent arrest of the three orphaned teenagers who resided at Camal’s International Home in Corentyne, Berbice.
Management at the Home was accused of maltreatment of the three girls along with other orphans residing at the institution.
The Ministry says the COI will investigate the allegations and review the operations of the Home in accordance with the Minimum Operating Standards for Children’s Homes and Institutions.
The Commission of Inquiry consists of:
Dalgetty-Dean – Chairperson
Saudia Feroze – Member
Erma Bovell – Member
Joan Ann Edgill – Legal Counsel of the Childcare & Protection Agency
Claudia Munroe – Senior Probation & Social Services Officer
Hearings are said to commence shortly. It is alleged that these three girls had been locked up at the Albion Police Station since November on a charge of ‘wandering.’
According to reports, they were sentence to four years to the New Opportunity Corps (NOC). Officials at the Ministries of Human Services and Social Security and Education all claimed to have no prior knowledge of the undertaking until it was made public at the weekend.
The Child care and Protection Agency is also said to be investigating the matter.