The Public Affairs Unit (PAU) of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has teamed up with the Ghana Gaming Commission to embark on a sensitization exercise on the negative effects of gaming on children.
The first half of the yearlong programme dubbed “Sensitization Programme on Gaming and its related Activities” has benefitted over fourteen (14) Basic and Junior High Schools within the Greater Accra Region. Some of the schools are Mamprobi Sempe 1, Korley Gonno Methodist A Primary School/JHS, 37 Military Basic School, Osu Presby Primary and Mamprobi Salvation Army Basic School among others.
From June 2019 to July 2019, the Office and the Ghana Gaming Commission has been able to reach out to thousands of pupils in the Greater Accra Region and educated them on the dangers of gaming.
The second half of the yearlong programme will start when school resumes for the next academic year starting September 2019.
This programme forms part of the mandate of EOCO to prevent and detect organised crime.