Ghanaians in Libya not being sold into slavery - Gov't assures

Ghanaians in Libya not being sold into slavery - Gov't assures

- Government says Ghanaians illegally staying in Libya are safe

- Foreign affairs minister says plans are underway to bring them all home

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The government, through the foreign affairs ministry, has indicated that all 168 Ghanaian illegal migrants are not part of persons put up for slavery in Libya.

Ghanaians not being sold for slavery in Libya - Gov't assures

Ghanaians not being sold for slavery in Libya - Gov't assures

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The world was thrown into a state of shock when a documentary by CNN revealed how human traffickers in Libya sold Africans for as low as 400 dollars.

The Africans, according to the International Migration Organisation (IMO), are mostly from the sub-region, mostly West Africa.

But in a crucial press release signed by the foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, the government says it will be considering setting up an emergency consulate in Libya.

YEN.com.gh is gathering that the Ghana mission in Malta had paid a consular visit to the three detention centres in Tripoli namely; Tajoora, Trek Al Sika and Trek Matar.

Meanwhile, the press statement has indicated that; "All 168 Ghanaian detainees identified in Libya were not part of the slave trade but rather arrested on illegal migration charge".

Foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway says the government is currently repatriating all Ghanaians back to the country so as to reintegrate them with family and friends in Ghana.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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