5 Trafficked Children have been rescued by Engage Now Africa (ENA) at John Teye.

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Story Reported by Gideon Kotey 

Engage Now Africa, an International non-profit organization based in Ghana in collaboration with Department of Social Welfare and The Ghana Police Service have rescued five trafficked children at John Teye in The Greater Accra Region.

Reports have shown that while some Organizations such as Engage Now Africa is fighting to achieve a zero percent modern slavery cases,   some people are still taking it to be a norm  in their various communities without knowing the dangers associated with it.

Speaking with the media in an exclusive interview at the sideline of  the rescue at John Teye,  Director of End Modern Slavery (EMS) who doubled as The Director of Operations of Engage Now Africa (ENA), Afasi Komla, mentioned that these children where trafficked all the way from Berekum in the Bono Region,  all in the name of enrolling  them in school, a promise made to them by the trafficker.

Mr. Afasi said with all these sweet words spoken to the victims by the trafficker in convincing them to follow her to John Teye,  she has not fulfilled her promises but rather engaged them in tedious works such as selling of sachet water on the streets among others.

He revealed that upon a tip-off given to them by one of his representative at John Teye made his team collaborate with other security agencies to rescue these two children. Also got a tip-off that there were additional three children with the trafficker and so far one of them has been identified.

He said after the rescue his outfit has provided the victims Sustainable Livelihood Support and also ensured that they were enrolled in various schools and training centers of their choice.

Mr. Afasi Komla appealed to parents to desist from trading their children without knowing what they are going to be used for.

Madam Lydia Ohenewa who is responsible for the victim and survives Assessment Manager explains to the media that child labor is defined as a work that is mentally, physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and that interferes with the children's schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, either by obliging them to leave school prematurely or by requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work.

She also added that most of the victims are trafficked by their family members.

In conclusion madam Barbara who cordinates all activities at Engage Now Africa (EMS) added that Human Trafficking can include but does not require movement.

People may be considered trafficking victims regardless of whether they were born into a state of servitude or were exploited in their hometown.

Source: www.truthtvnews.com

Editor: Nii Amon 

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