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General News of Saturday, 5 November 2016


Prostitutes demand legalisation of trade

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Commercial sex workers at Adansi-Obuasi in the Ashanti region are calling on government to as a matter of urgency legalise the trade in Ghana.

They want government to either provide them alternative jobs or legalise the present trade.

According to them, life has been unbearable considering the current economic conditions in the country.

The commercial sex workers explained that they only sneak to have sexual bouts with their clients in hotels, clubs and other joints.

Prostitution if legalised they stated, will enable them operate freely and not being harassed by security personnel.

They are also promising to vote massively for any presidential candidate that will heed to their concerns.

A representative of the aggrieved sex workers in an interview with Obuasi-based Shaft FM Mama Sweet explained that if government legalises prostitution, it will help them make proper savings adding that monies generated from their night work is not enough due to the time limit.

She promised to vote for the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) if it legalises prostitution.

‘We want government to legalise prostitution by giving us licenses to operate, so that we can work morning, afternoon and evening. Some of us were introduced into prostitution by our friends due to lack of financial support from family members,’ she stated.

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