- The government says some Ghanaians are selling each other in a human trafficking ring in Libya
- Foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, says efforts are being made to help Ghanaian immigrants willing to return
- Human trafficking remains one of the major crisis in Libya
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has revealed that Ghanaians are actively involved in human trafficking in the war-torn zone of Libya.
Yen.com.gh is gathering that this revelation was made after a 5-member team from the Foreign Affairs Ministry revealed how some Ghanaian immigrants in Libya are setting up camps along some secret routes across the Libyan desert.
Answering questions in Parliament Wednesday on the status of Ghanaians in Libya, Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway said when a migrant is handed to a ghetto leader, the migrant is directed to call family members back home in Ghana to pay for the indebtedness through an agent/partner.
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.
Also, the foreign minister has hinted that about 115 Ghanaian immigrants in Libya are escaping to Ghana following high cases of crime in Libya.
This batch of Ghanaians follows an earlier batch at the beginning of the year.
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