Min. to bring women back

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is liaising with other governmental agencies to bring back the stranded Ghanaian women in Kuwait.

In an interview with The Ghanaian Times over the weekend about the women  who were reported languishing at a camp in Kuwait, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) at the ministry, Karimatu Anas, said the Anti-human Trafficking Secretariat of the ministry had acted  swiftly anytime such issues came to its attention.

According to her, the appropriate steps were being taken to address the current problem.

She revealed that the secretariat, together with the Ghana Immigration Service’s Anti-Human Smuggling and Trafficking of Persons Unit (ASHTIP) had recently arrested an agent involved in such business.

She stated that the Human Trafficking Secretariat of the ministry had relayed the issue to the Human Trafficking Management Board for discussion to address such issues in the country.

As a result, the Immigration Service, with the assistance of the suspect, was liaising with other agents in Kuwait to get the right documents for the victims to come back home.

The Ghanaian Times last Wednesday, reported that 500 Ghanaian women were languishing at a camp in Kuwait, wanting to be brought home.

This was after they were lured to that country for greener pastures which turned out to be a hoax, as there were no jobs for them.

Ms. Anas said issues of such kind were always handled by the Anti-human Trafficking Secretariat under the ministry, in collaboration with other government institutions with the core mandate to deal with such issues. 

By Francis Asamoah Tuffour     

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