GHANA, COTE D’IVOIRE TO CO-OPERATE IN FIGHT AGAINST CROSS-BORDER TRAFFICKING

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have signed a co-operation agreement on bilateral co-operation in the fight against cross-border trafficking of children and child labour.

The agreement signed here Thursday is also aimed at committing the two countries to common actions in the fight against cross-border rrafficking and the worst forms of child labour.

The agreement, which drew from 30 protocols, conventions, charters and action plans on Child Trafficking and Labour, will ensure the protection of the child victim from the time of rescue, sheltering and re-unification.

It is also to ensure the prosecution of perpetrators to serve as deterrents to others, as well as sharing of information, including the exposure of the perpetrators from the time they are arrested, prosecuted, and imprisoned.

The agreement will also ensure that Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire are on this same page so that the perpetrators of trafficking will have nowhere to hide.

The agreement was signed by Haruna Iddrisu, Ghana’s Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, and Moussa Dosso, the Minister of Employment and Social Protection of Cote d’Ivoire.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.

   

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