6 Children Saved From Child Traffickers
Six children, names withheld have been saved on the Volta Lake after being trafficked by their relatives and were subjected to child labor in the fishing community.
The victims were rescued by a Non- Governmental Organization, Engage Now Africa in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare/Community Development, and the Ghana Police Service through an informant at the Ada Padiator Island over the weekend.
As stated by reports, the victims were traded from different communities by their family relatives to work with a Boatman on the lake to entitle them with money to support their families.
However, the boatman promised the victims family to send their wards to school but did otherwise. The Boatman misled the police that, the victims go to the lake to remove the nets and prepare them for the next casting day on daily basis.
The Director of Operations of the NGO, Engage Now Africa, Afasi Komla explained that the team organized a durbar, and gave the victims back to their families.
He also assisted them with some funds to cater for themselves for while and also held a forum for the participants to educate about their human trafficking, the effects of human trafficking, and remedies to put an end to such practices.
Afasi Komla expressed that their vision is to create awareness against human trafficking and facilitate a deeper understanding of human trafficking in high-risk communities
A Child Assessment officer of the NGO, Lydia Ohenewaa, also disclosed that children below the age 18 are not supposed to engage in any tedious work according to the 1990 constitution Acts 560.
Story by: Akosua Marfowaa Diana