- The Akufo Addo led-government has been urged to fight growing practice of human trafficking in the country to save Ghanaian youth from modern slavery and sanctify the image of the country internationally.
The 2016 Trafficking in Person Report ranked Ghana in Tier 2 Watch List country for the second year in a row, meaning the government of Ghana did little to meet the minimum required standards for preventing the trafficking in persons.
Nana Ayimedu Brempong III -Krontihene of Adjena in Akwamu Traditional Area in the Eastern who doubles as activist against human trafficking tells Kasapa News, human trafficking is ranked third most lucrative crime worldwide hence many people are engaging in the inhuman business to exploit the youth in all forms and therefore there’s the urgent need for the country to address all smart ways being used by the perpetrators.
Speaking to kasapa news Eastern Regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah on January 11 ,2017 which is World Anti -sex and human trafficking awareness Day, Nana Ayimedu Brempong II who is an investigator with the anti Human trafficking department of the Ghana Police Service mentioned that, the time has come for Ghana to set its priorities right to work on the human trafficking canker in the country such as exploitation of young women under the guise of securing foreign jobs in Quatar and other Asian countries.
He said government must also check internal human trafficking which is on the rise particularly in fishing and coastal areas and mining communities.
Nana Ayimedu Brempong II mentioned that domestic servitude, street hawking, begging, portering, prostitution among others forms of trafficking is seriously ongoing in Ghana which must be addressed .
It is estimated that, over 20 million people have been affected by this form of slavery worldwide .
Ghana is said to be country of origin, transit, and destination for women and children subjected to trafficking in forms of sex exploitation and coerced labor.
According to Nana Ayimedu Brempong II, government must adequately resource institutions responsible for