25 Trafficked Children Rescued

Officials of the NGO, the victims and their families


A TOTAL of Twenty-five children have been rescued by a non-governmental organisation in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region and re-integrated with their families.

The victims were trafficked from Ada East District to Ekye-Amanfrom in the Afram Plains, Akosombo, Akate and Kpetoi (lsland) for exploitation on the Volta Lake.

The victims were engaged in child labour by family relatives who took them from their homes under the pretext of sending them to school, but eventually sold them into child slavery.

Engage Now Africa, the NGO, carried out the operation in collaboration with a team from the Ada East District Ghana Police Service, the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

Director of End Modern Slavery (EMS), Afasi Komla, who led the operations, disclosed to the media after the rescuing and reintegration ceremony that they acted very fast in rescuing the victims upon a tip-off they received from a good Samaritan (name withheld) three weeks ago.

Mr. Afasi explained that his outfit has provided the 25 victims with their educational needs, and health needs and also given their parents Sustainable Livelihood Support so that they can be able to take good care of their wards.

He added that they have been in various communities to rescue victims affected by human trafficking because they were living in modern slavery.

The Ada East District Head of CHRAJ, Elizabeth Hammond-Agyeman, advised the victims’ parents not to misuse the monies given to them, but rather use it for the intended purposes.


BY Daniel Bampoe