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Child Slavery: MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa wants government to respond to CNN documentary

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MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa wants government to respond to claims contained in a CNN documentary that children are being sold into work for 250 dollars on Ghana’s Volta Lake.

The report, quoting an ILO report said there are 20,000 children working for slave masters on the Volta Lake.

Mr Ablakwah in a post on social media appeared alarmed that government was allowing the documentary to run without a response, a development he said could have ramifications for Ghana’s international image.

He said it would be a fatal mistake not to closely assess the claims by CNN.

However, Mr Ablakwa maintained that he had his doubts about the number of children who were enslaved.

The documentary titled ‘Troubled Waters’ claims children aged under 15 years are sold for as low as 250 dollars in Kete-Krachi in the Oti region of Ghana. The boys work for fishermen who they call “master”.

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