I'm so shocked parents are selling children for 20 cedis - Otiko Djaba

I'm so shocked parents are selling children for 20 cedis - Otiko Djaba

- Gender minister, Otiko Djaba reveals some parents are selling their children for twenty cedis

- Second lady, Samira Bawumia, is calling for fresh policies to tackle the menace of human trafficking

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Minister for gender and social protection, Otiko Djaba, has revealed that some parents are now actively engaged in child trafficking.

I'm so shocked parents are selling children for 20 cedis - Otiko Djaba

I'm so shocked parents are selling children for 20 cedis - Otiko Djaba

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The minister has revealed that some parents in the Senya Breku district in the Central region are selling their children off to human traffickers.

In an address at the opening of an anti-child abuse campaign in the Central Region, Otiko Djaba revealed that the practice is depriving children in the area their right to womanhood and a better future.

I'm so shocked parents are selling children for 20 cedis - Otiko Djaba

I'm so shocked parents are selling children for 20 cedis - Otiko Djaba

“You sell a child for as low as twenty cedis, that's the worth of a child is less than the worth of a fowl or a goat, that is not the Ghana our ancestors left for us. You cannot allow your child to go and prostitute to feed you, that is shirking your responsibility," she fumed.

The concerns raised by the gender minister follows troubling cases of human trafficking across the country follows high rates of human trafficking especially across the Volta Lake.

Meanwhile, the second lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia has called for the complete end of human trafficking rings across the country.

Speaking at the International Women Trafficking Conference in India, the second lady makes the case for the implementation of new policies to put a stop to human trafficking.

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