Some local fishermen in the Central Region are allegedly pimping and transporting women to foreign seamen in a booming business that has seen many women getting trafficked and fishermen getting extra income.
It is now being reported that the business has created a cartel that has hit parts of the Central Region.
In an interview with MyNewsGh.com’s at Saltpond, an Anti-Child Labour and Trafficking (CLaT) Advocacy Officer for Friends of the Nation (FON), Kwesi Johnson revealed that this practice has been going on secretly for a very long time.
Johnson underscored the need for stakeholders to deal with the trend as soon as possible before it spilled over into a worse situation.
Touching on the construction of hotels at the landing beaches, Johnson observed that there is the need for one to be careful on how landowners and traditional authorities sell lands to the investors.
He mentioned that these land sales are actually affecting fishing activities, and in some cases increasing the likelihood of the unfortunate sex business.
On his part, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Mfantseman Municipal Assembly (MMA), Mr. Kenneth Kelly Essuman promised to use his position as MCE to combat the canker.
Prostitution as an undercover business where other activities are used as fronts is an old trick used to hide the transaction that is deemed illegal in Ghana.
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