June 13, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Assin North constituency, Hon. Ambre Samuel has added his voice to the need for government to take keen interest towards the eradication of child labour in every part of the country.

He said most children have had their education been jeopardized as a result of their exposure to various forms of child labour, adding that the trend could continue if measures are not taken into proper consideration.

The MP made this assertion when speaking in an interview with GhanaMPs.gov.gh’s Central Regional correspondent, Emmanuel Frimpong after marking the World Child Labour Day in Parliament yesterday.

He was of the view that instituting intervention programmes such as School Feeding programme, capitation grant and Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) were not the only ways of tackling situation but rather strict child labour laws enforced.

“Laws made to ensure that people refrain from child labour act should be strictly enforced by the appropriate authorities in a way of ensuring that the practice is completely eradicated in the country” he added.

Hon. Ambre further disclosed that children in fishing and farming area are at greater risk of child labour, adding that children in communities such as Ngleshie Amanfro and Winneba and other typical farming communities are sometimes exposed to the act.

He urged us as a country to come together as one and help find solution to the menace so as to give children a brighter future.

Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/GhanaMPs.gov.gh