Ghana Immigration Service rescues 29 children

Ghana Immigration Service rescues 29 children from trafficking in the Upper West, a report has revealed.

The Northern Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has rescued 29 children who were being trafficked to the Bono Region to become child laborers.

Aged between 1 and 13 years, these were allegedly traveling without their biological parents or caretakers ut instead some 13 suspected traffickers posed as their parents.

The PRO of the Upper West Immigration Service, Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul Mumin Seidu who confirmed the incident explained that

“Ignorantly they were telling us yes, it is their children, they are aware. They are usually given to cocoa farmers and café farmers. We are working on some intelligence pointing to the fact that when they are transported to these areas, they are given to the farmers as child laborers.”

“the Burkinabe residents have been made to return to their country while the Ghanaians are being educated about such illegal act”

In March 2021, the Ghana Police Service (GPS) rescued 18 child and teenager victims of trafficking, including two babies (whose mothers were among those rescued), in the Bono East region of Ghana. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined the operation as an observer and provided technical advice.

Meanwhile, bizarre as man survives 11-hour flight by hiding in airplane’s wheel to Amsterdam from South Africa where the flight had earlier started.

Given the freezing temperatures and low oxygen levels, a stowaway’s chances of surviving a long-haul trip are slim but however, Dutch officials discovered a stowaway alive on the nose wheel portion of an Amsterdam-bound cargo plane on Sunday morning.

Authorities believe the guy may have been hidden for more than 11 hours, despite the harsh weather.

The airplane had taken off from Johannesburg, South Africa, and had stopped in Nairobi, Kenya, before flying to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Officials are still trying to figure out who the man is since he was brought to the hospital as soon as he was discovered, and they suspect he is between the ages of 16 and 35.

“We were surprised upon finding this man but even more surprised at him being alive after the plane flew over 10,000 [kilometres] in very, very cold temperatures,” 

“When the man has recovered and cleared by the hospital, he will then be processed at the Asylum Seekers Centre (AZC) where his status will be determined if he indeed is looking for asylum.”

“It is quite remarkable that the man is still alive.”Royal Dutch Military Police spokeswoman Joanne Helmonds told CNN.