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Youth ministry appoints committee chairman to oversee CDA, OCR merger

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 1:23 AM

The ministry of youth has appointed Micheal McAnuff-Jones to chair a committee that will oversee the merger of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR).

The committee will serve until July 31 and will consist of members from the CDA and OCR and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

Other persons from the child care sector and organisational specialists will also be on the committee.

The appointment of a chairman follows recent reports that the CDA and OCR inadequately addressed a reported case of sex abuse of a six-year-old child.

Minister of State in the ministry, Floyd Green, requested an investigation into the matter, stating that the action of the two state agencies was unacceptable.

Green then promised to name a chairman of a committee that would fast-track the work to merge the CDA and OCR to make them more efficient. 

The merger was first announced last year.