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NGO Rescues 31 Trafficked Children along the Volta Lake

A Non-Profit Organization Volta Rival Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes have rescued at least fifty (50) children who were trafficked to work on the volta river as divers for their “masters” whilst their (victims) parents are being sent money back home.


31 thirty-one among these trafficked children were of school-going age between 5 to 16 years.


The Country Manager for the Volta Revival Foundation, Julius Odoi Amesimeku revealed at a short ceremony to reintegrate the children back to school that the foundation is determined to free children from modern-day slavery and give them quality education.

Their parents as well as the communities will constantly be engaged in education on the dangers associated with child trafficking Mr. Amesimeku noted.


The project which was largely sponsored by the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund (UNVTF) aimed at rescuing fifty children by April 2023.


The Country Manager further revealed that Wekumagbe, a coastal community in the Ada West District in the Greater Accra Region had been identified as the central point where trafficked children en route to their designated fishing communities.

Wekumagbe would therefore be used by the foundation as the operational point.

The foundation was said to have been enjoying a good collaboration from the departments of the Social Welfare, Commission on Human Rights and Administration Justice(CHRAJ), the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service all in the Ada East and West Districts.

The Volta Revival Foundation will provide all 31 children (18 boys and 13 girls) with their educational needs.

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