Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Slavery and Child Trafficking in Ghana’s Fishing Community

I'm incensed! I was under the impression that the Ghanaian government has made it illegal for adults to traffic children? But are they (the government) making sure that this law is implemented? Also, have these fishermen been told that they can be imprisoned for up to 25 years for Child Trafficking in Ghana? I am sick of this issue –and thought that since Oprah Winfrey exposure this matter on her show many moons ago -that we were making some headways, I guess not! You can read all about the estimated 7’000 children forced to work as modern day slaves in Ghana, -especially in Kete-Krachi in the Volta region, in the latest issue of Essence magazine (the August 2010 issue) –out now.

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