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World Day Against Child Labour

European Union in Ghana3International Needs Ghana (INGH) commemorated the 2016 World Day Against child Labour at Anapansu in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region of Ghana. The event was under the theme ““End supply chain in Ghana; Yes we can” INGH observed the event under its 3-year project which seeks to promote an Enhanced Safe and Protective Environment for Children, one that will prevent and respond to child abuse and exploitation at the community level. Anapansu is one of 21 communities where PESPEC is being implemented with funding from the European Union (EU).

District Chief Executive of the Gomoa East District Hon. Moses Jehu-Appiah, encouraged community members to invest in their children’s education and work at preventing child labour since the latter was detrimental to the wellbeing of the child. He disclosed that the Assembly had set up task forces to ensure that activities inimical to the wellbeing of the children are eliminated.

The Communications and Protocol Officer of the Delegation to the EU, Mrs. Widad Quaye-Appenteng, applauded the excellent display put up by the children and the rare oratory skills put up by the Masters of Ceremony. She noted that advocacy against child labour did not mean that children should not work and encouraged parents to give light work suitable for their children’s ages and ensure no work disrupts their education.

European Union in Ghana10The Chief of Anapansu Nana Kwesi Essel commended INGH for helping to create a safe environment for children in his community.

Children of Anapansu entertained and educated the audience on the ills of child labour. In a resolution, community members pledged their support to end child labour.

Source: EU Ghana

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