GIS embarks on a 3-yr project to curb child trafficking

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The Effutu Municipal Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has embarked on a three-year programme to fight against child trafficking to fishing activities along the Volta Lake.wpid-child-trafficking-haiti-480x359.jpg

Ms Mary Lois-Richmond, the Deputy Superintendent of Immigration In-charge of the Municipality, said this at a durbar at Winneba.

She said the programme include sensitization, capacity building workshops for assembly members, outreaches and house-to-house education on the harmful effect of child trafficking to the Volta Lake to do fishing to the disadvantage of their education.

The programme under the theme ?Combating Human child trafficking in Effutu Municipality? is being undertaking in collaboration with SEWA, a child centered NGO operating in the area.

The Effutu area is among districts in the Central Region where child trafficking to the Volta Lake is prevalent.

Ms Lois-Richmond, who is the Commander of Immigration in the Municipality, said the ?Command is working rigorously through outreaches and capacity building workshops to help combat this menace of the child trafficking in the municipality?.

The Command donated bails of used clothing to the communities to be given to the less privileged.

It also gave free registration to over 200 children under the National Health Insurance scheme.

Mr Laud Afrifa, an Assistant Director of Immigration, urged people who engaged in child trafficking to stop since it is against the law, adding that they could be prosecuted when caught.

The Omanhene of Effutu Neenyi Ghartey VII who chaired the function, said the traditional council would assist to stop child trafficking in the area.

He appealed to the people to send their children to school instead of giving them out for fishing on the Volta Lake.


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