3,000 Child Laborers Rescued in Western Ghana

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Written by Makula Dunbar

From Ghana Web

Three thousand children engaged in works that constitute a threat to their health, education and development, have been rescued under an International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Government of Ghana Project to address the problem of child labor.

In addition, 6,000 others who have been prevented from engaging in child labor activities have been enrolled in schools and given skills training under the project which started in 2010.

The victims were rescued from the fishing, cocoa, mining and quarrying areas. These areas include the Bia District, Aowin Suaman, Juaboso, Wassa Amenfi, Prestea Hunni Valley and Tarkwa, all in the Western Region.

The others are Dangme East and Ga South in the Greater Accra Region; Afram Plains, Kraboa Coaltar and Birim South in the Eastern Region and the Pru District in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The Head of the Child Labour Unit at the Department of Labour of the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare, Ms Elizabeth Akanbombire, made this known on Thursday at the sixth annual human rights lectures organised by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in Accra.

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