4 Kids Rescued From Human Trafficking
Four children, two boys, and two girls have rejoined their families after being rescued.According to reports, the two boys names withheld are of ages 10 and 13 years old and were trafficked by a family member identified as Rose, a trader from Berekum-Senase in the Bono East Region to stay with her in Accra to school.But the trader
instead of sending the children to school too as she promised their parents rather sent her 8 year old daughter to school at Ofankor in Accra and engaged the little boys in street hawking. However, an informant who observed the incident hinted the Director of Operations End Modern Slavery, Afasi Komla, who then hinted the
Eastern Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service and the Social Welfare who went to their rescue. The suspect was then also arrested for further investigation, it was revealed that she has been sending Ghc30 to the boy’s parents in Berekum every month. About the Girls, between the ages of 13 and 17,
one was sent from Akim-Aboabo in the Birim Central Municipality to engage in gari business at Amanase in the Ayensuano District by a businessman, and the other was also brought from the Adeiso. The Director of
Operations of End Modern Slavery, Mr. Komla who went to the rescue of these four children, provided survivors’ livelihood support funds for them.He also took them to the hospital for medical checks and also donated a sewing machine to one of the female victims.He tasked parents not to shroud issues of Child Labour since it perpetuates all other forms of child abuse and crime
around the world and they should desist from such practice. He said many victims of human trafficking have had traumatic post-rescue experiences during interviews and legal proceedings’.“In their attempts to get help, they have experienced misunderstanding, ignorance victimization, and punishment from offenses their traffickers had them commit’’.