International Needs Ghana and Free the Slaves have successfully rescued three siblings who were trafficked by their father to some communities along the Volta lake far from home.
They are presently undergoing rehabilitation at a shelter where they are rediscovering themselves, building their self-confidence and eager to enter main stream school. The set of twins and their younger brother, were engaged in fishing and related activities for over two years in communities along the Volta Lake.
Mother of the children participated in a community durbar at Dadome, one of the participating communities of INGH’s programme aimed at significantly reducing child trafficking dubbed” Growing Up free; an effective response to child trafficking”.
Through the durbar, she was sensitized on the dangers of trafficking and the need to educate children. She therefore reported her husband who had trafficked three of her children to officials of INGH. The case was referred to the Department of Social Welfare for the father of the children to be invited for discussions. However, that proved futile hence, INGH and Free the Slaves in collaboration with International Organization on Migration, the Anti Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Navy and Maritime Authority, rescued the children from their traffickers.
Two perpetrators were arrested, father of the children and the master who had paid for their custody.