It was expected that not the whole general population of Ghanaians were going to be satisfied with the provisions and allocations made in the 2017 budget read by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta in parliament last Thursday, but no one probably expected commercial sex workers to complain as well.
According to reports, some commercial sex workers are at the throat of government claiming the budget does not directly address problems in their business.
“We were expecting the government to remove taxes on the importation of condoms so that more people will get interested in the prostitution business,” president of prostitutes in Kumasi exclusively told mynewsgh.com.
“It is discriminatory that the budget captured head porters and left us; meanwhile, our work is more difficult. We all need government assistance to carry out our work.”
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When asked what they expected from the government, she said, “If government announces free condoms for us, that one alone will make our work easier without fear of contracting any sexual transmitted diseases and also it will attract clients”
They told mynewsgh.com’s Kwabena Danso-Dapaah legalizing their work will help government to develop the nation through their taxes.
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According to the president of the association, there are about two thousand prostitutes across the Ashanti Region alone.
They have therefore appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to heed to their concern by initiating a free distribution of condoms and also legalize prostitution so the work will be safe for them.