Supt. Susanna Dery, the Ashanti regional coordinator for Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit, DOVVSU, has stated that, lack of offices and vehicles for their daily activities are the major challenges confronting DOVVSU in Ashanti region.
She said, more often than not, the DOVVSU officers handle cases in the open space, and a result, both the accused persons and the victims sometimes decline to talk due to lack of office for confidentiality.
Supt Susanna Dery stated this during a 2-day training on data management system for DOVVSU personnel in Ashanti region.
She maintained that, lack of vehicle to carry out their duties, and to reach out the children who have been left to wander, is another factor hampering the progress of DOVVSU in the region.
He advised the DOVVSU officers to ensure that they will always sympathize with the clients and attend to them patiently.
She stressed that, should the officers utter inflammatory statements and frown towards their clients, it will provoke them to anger, and in turn, add fuel to their problems.
She noted that, the computerization of data management has been useful.
She therefore, commended the United Nations Population Fund, UNFP, for providing financial support for their training programs.