March 17, 2018

The 2014 Noble Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi has urged the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, for the House to dedicate a day to talk about issues affecting Ghanaian children.

He noted that much time is devoted to talk about Men and Women but children do not enjoy such opportunities when he paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament on Thursday for the launch of a global camping against child labour known as “100 million dollars against child labour camping on Friday.

He indicated that he has been to Togo to launch a similar project and added that some years back Ivory Coast and Ghana had issue with child trafficking that resulted in him visiting both countries.

Children who are engaged in child labour has to do with parents who are unemployed they are forced to engage in such ventures, he said.

Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye on his part noted that Ghana has introduced free education and in itself help protect the children more especially when they find themselves in school is a way of protecting them.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/