Head of Communications at the Mental Health Authority Kwaku Brobbey has revealed that the various District Assemblies across the country are responsible for mentally challenged persons wandering our streets.
He said it is the responsibility of the District Assembly to send mentally challenged people wandering on the streets to a mental health facility.
He explained that families of such persons do not have all the needed capacity to manage such persons hence the need for the District Assemblies to help in that regard.
He noted that it is the responsibility of the Assembly to do this, especially with cases involving mentally challenged persons who are a threat to others.
Mr. Brobbey said families of the mentally challenged do not have all the needed resources to manage the cases of their mentally challenged family members. That is why the mental health law has placed that responsibility at the doorstep of the various assemblies.
He urged the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to take responsibility for the mentally challenged within their jurisdiction to rid them off public places per the law as part of measures to control the pandemic.
He was speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.