General News of Monday, 11 August 2014


200 child slaves rescued in Ghana

At least 200 children being trafficked into slavery, have been rescued by the anti-human trafficking unit of the Ghana Police Service, in collaboration with NGO, Challenging Heights.

The minors were being taken to faraway places like Yeji in the Brong Ahafo Region’s Pru District and Bolgatanga, capital of the Upper Region, which shares borders with Burkina Faso.

They were all ferried from Ada in the Greater Accra Region.

The Police, led by Director of the anti-trafficking unit, Superintendent Patience Quaye, intercepted at least six bus-loads of the children at Bunso Junction near Linda Dor in the Eastern Region, as they were being taken to their final destinations.

They are currently in Police custody and will be taken back to their parents. The Police are also investigating the traffickers for prosecution.