Anti-Trafficking

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Robert Peter Jackson, has been honoured by the Humanity Magazine International for his campaign against anti-human trafficking in Ghana and the Middle East.
H.E Robert P. Jackson.USA Ambassador to Ghana and Mr. Yahaya Alhassan-Founder,Kunata Vol.Org.
The honour is in recognition of Ambassadors Jackson’s tireless efforts in campaigning against child trafficking in Ghana by urging public institutions and civil society organisations to protect the rights of the vulnerable. He has also continuously called on the security agencies to prosecute child traffickers.
A citation presented to the Ambassador reads: “This is in recognition of your unprecedented anti-human trafficking campaign to educate the public on the negative effects of this anti-social phenomenon including your remarkable appeal to the media and I quote you, “I want to implore those of you in the media that there are human trafficking stories to be told. Stories that are far more powerful than anything I say up here today’’.
The Chief Executive Officer of Humanity Magazine International, Mr. Yahaya Alhassan, thanked the Ambassador for creating awareness about the plight of Ghanaian women trafficked and holed up in the Middle East working as housemaids or sex slaves.
He noted that Humanity Magazine International aims at promoting quality leadership by recognising the achievements of public and private institutions, to serve as shining examples for other managers to emulate.
Mr. Alhassan revealed that, the anti-trafficking unit at the Kumasi-Kejetia Kayayei Center would be useful in preventing what  he described as a modern day slavery in the world. He stressed that “our culture unfortunately is blind to child-trafficking’’.