A complete of fourteen youngsters have been rescued by a staff from Engage Now Africa (ENA) and End Modern Slavery (EMS) along with the Ghana Police Service, Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), and the Department of Social within the Eastern and Greater Accra Regions from baby trafficking and reunited with their households.
According to stories gathered by End Modern Slavery (EMS), a baby was rescued within the Eastern Region; twelve youngsters had been rescued within the Old and New Ningo townships and two from Ada East within the Greater-Accra Region.
In a media interview, the Director of End Modern Slavery (EMS) and Director of Operations of Engage Now Africa (ENA), Afasi Komla, mentioned they assessed the victims in a bid to develop their abilities.
“Over the weekend, they have reintegrated them back into their families and provided those who are of school-going age to be enrolled into various schools of their choice whilst the rest have been given the opportunity to learn a skill like sewing, carpentry which they have already received sewing machines, carpentry tools and the rest were also given refrigerators and Sustainable Livelihood Support funds to start a business.”
Mr. Afasi added that the sufferer who was rescued from Ayensuano District within the Eastern Region was subjected to baby labour.
“Because of this, she has been used for home servitude or higher nonetheless, baby labour within the cocoa-growing group.
Meanwhile, the suspected trafficker informed her she was going to be enrolled as an apprentice to be taught to stitch, which she by no means did”.
“My outfit has rescued a lot of victims from modern slavery related issues and for us to achieve a zero percentage of such cases, everybody including the government and other organizations must partner with us so that we can fight against modern slavery in the country because such practices still exist and if no one tells you about it, you would not know”.
Presenting objects and the funds to the households of the victims, Child Assessment Manager for End Modern Slavery, Madam Lydia Ohenewa, urged dad and mom to desist from buying and selling their youngsters in trade meagre quantities.
“The funds and the items given to you are not to be misused but rather make sure they are used for the intended purpose, we will provide some more when the need arises.”’
An official on the Ningo-Prampram District Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit, Corporal Ruby Worwornyo, harassed that the nation’s legal guidelines shield youngsters therefore dad and mom should be cautious.
“Most parents have the mindset that they have full ownership of their children and that guarantees them the power to do anything they want to the children, but it is not like that. There are laws that protect children and under some of these laws, a child is supposed to have access to good health, education and all other things.”
For a baby to have the ability to operate properly, dad and mom have to chorus from utilizing their youngsters for Child Trafficking, Child Labour, Domestic Servitude, Sex Exploitation and all different types of Modern Slavery”.