US threatens to cut aid to Ghana if child slavery continues

US threatens to cut aid to Ghana if child slavery continues

The US government says it would cut about $500 million aid to Ghana should government not address the issue of child slavery.

US ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson has noted that despite some investigations and awareness campaigns, the government of Ghana has not demonstrably committed to anti-trafficking efforts since 2015.

READ ALSO: Good news! Mahama says there will be no load-shedding“I want all Ghanaians to understand that we may have to look at cutting our assistance not only in the trafficking area, but in many other areas. All non-humanitarian aid may be cut in the next six months, if this matter is not taken seriously,” Ambassador Jackson emphasised.

READ ALSO: 4 doctrines Jesus never taught, but they are still presented in our churchesHe advised government to pursue prosecutions of persons connected to the business of trafficking, a crackdown on fake recruitment agencies luring women to the Middle East for prostitution and stressed the need for government to equip shelters for persons rescued from trafficking and slavery to make it easy for them to be re-integrated into society.

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