Ghana: Immigration Service Rescues 61 Girls from Human Trafficking

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Source: myjoyonline

61 Ghanaian girls who sought to use the borders of Honuta, Aflao and Akanu to travel illegally to the Middle East and South Africa for greener pastures, were recently rescued by the Volta Regional branch of the Ghana Immigration Service.

This information was disclosed during a visit of the Volta Regional Minister Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa to Mr. Isaac Owusu Mensah, the Deputy Commander of Immigration (DCI), in charge of the Volta Region.

Mr. Mensah said that via necessary restrictions at the Kotoka International borders, immigrants have discovered the Volta Region as the new routes for human trafficking. He, therefore, calls for coordinated efforts to ‘tighten’ those borders.

Also, Dr. Letsa applauds the country’s security personnel for their “dedicated” service to the country having rescued the girls from endangering their lives. He also mentioned the government’s decision to construct affordable houses for workers and to refurbish old ones.