Tag Archives: human trafficking

Gender Ministry intensifies fight against human trafficking

Government has allocated some 1.5million Cedis to the human trafficking secretariat under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to support the fight against human trafficking and to protect victims of exploitation. The fund which was made known by the sector minister is to help the ministry ensure protection and empower the vulnerable by achieving its objective of combating ...

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Human trafficking report rates Ghana favourably

Ghana has been ranked a Tier 2 Watch List country in the 2017 Trafficking in Persons report released on Tuesday by the United States government. The report, themed “Enhancing Criminal Accountability and Addressing Challenges in Prosecution Efforts,” is an effort to encourage global efforts to end human slavery around the world. It includes profiles of 187 countries and territories. Ghana ...

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Two Nigerian women charged for human trafficking

Two Nigerians, Ify Mba, and Ammanda Eze Chioma, both unemployed on Thursday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly trafficking six women from Nigeria to Ghana for commercial sex work. The two pleaded not guilty to the charge and were both granted bail in the sum of GHc70,000.00 with three sureties each, one of which is to be justified ...

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Gov’t working to improve human trafficking situation – Ambrose Dery

Ghana risks losing millions of dollars in aid if the country remains on the tier two watch list of the Anti-Human Trafficking report. The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, has reminded that Ghana has been on the tier watch list for the past two years, which is an indication of a failure to fight the menace. The Minister was speaking as ...

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3 arrested for attempting to traffic 11 girls to Middle East

A combined team of Police, Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), and the Ghana Immigration Service personnel, have apprehended three people at Agona Swedru for allegedly attempting to traffic 11 girls to Saudi Arabia and other Arab states. The girls, aged between 14 and 22, were recruited from Kumasi, Togo and Volta North District of the Volta Region. Police Chief Inspector Philip Arthur, ...

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Two Nigerians remanded over human trafficking

Two Nigerians, who have been accused of recruiting girls between the ages of 17 and 20, from Nigeria to Ghana, and engaging them in prostitution, have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. They are Joy John, a beautician, and Sandra Sunday, a hair stylist. Joy has been charged with human trafficking, while Sandra is facing a charge of abetment of ...

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