Foreign Affairs Minister appears before Parliament over slave trade reports in Libya

Foreign Affairs Minister appears before Parliament over slave trade reports in Libya

- The Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, is to appear before Parliament

- She is expected to address the House on the measures the government is taking on behalf of the Ghanaians in Libya

- Meanwhile, Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa, has urged all Africans to rise up against modern slave trade

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Foreign Affairs Minister appears before Parliament over slave trade reports in Libya

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchway is expected to appear before Parliament following reports on the modern day slavery ongoing in Libya.

She is to update the House on what safety measures the government is employing to shield Ghanaians who have fallen victim to the modern day slave trade in Libya.

Her appearance before Parliament is being triggered by the action of the Minority.

According to the Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Foreign Affairs Minister has “urgent questions” to answer when she appears before Parliament.

He also indicated that, the minister’s appearance would prevent other Ghanaians from falling victim to modern day slavery.

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Reports about a modern day slave trade in Libya have reached the international media.

As a result of the slavery, non-Libyans are subjected to all manner of inhumane treatment.

Some are reported to be mal-nourished, others sick and some also under bizarre health conditions.

Some African leaders have spoken against this situation and have also repatriated their citizens back to their various countries.

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Touching on some of the measures needed to be taken, Hon. Ablakwa said there must be a better surveillance to make sure that Ghanaians borders are safe.

“The government should ensure a better surveillance to make sure the Ghanaian border is safe from agents who transport the youths through the Sahara,” he said.

Hon. OKudjeto AblaKwa, who is also the Member of Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta Region, was speaking in an interview with Angel FM in Kumasi, according to a mynewsgh report.

He further urged all Africans to stand up in solidarity and speak against the slave trade.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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