The Atipemhene of Suma Traditional Council in the Jaman North district of the Bono Region, Nana Oheneba Brew I has cautioned parents, Guardians and Ghana police service to keep the movement of their wards and other street children under strict surveillance against child trafficking especially during the festive period.
Nana Oheneba Brew I speaking in an interview with Kwaku Mensah Abrampa stated that, as a result of poverty and hard economic conditions in the country, most parents are compelled to sell their children indirectly by giving their children to other relatives to celebrate Christmas and other occasions.
These acts usually results in series of intimidations and frustration on the part of the children.
He stressed that, most of the children are forced into prostitution, sexual exploitation, some also have their sexual organs taken out and sold for ritual purposes.
He therefore urged the Ghana police service to keep their eyes on the movement and activities of children in the country as we approach Christmas to reduce the rate of child trafficking in the country because statistics indicate that, over millions of children fall victim in the act every year.