UNICEF report Cape Coast tops child prostitution in Ghana - Survey

The Central regional Minister Thomas Aquinas Quansah has revealed that Cape Coast leads in child prostitution cases in Ghana

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Cape Coast, the Central Regional Capital has been identified as leading in Child prostitution in Ghana in a current survey, the Regional Minister, Mr. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah has disclosed.

According to him, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has the problem captured in its report and was planning to collaborate with Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) in a bid to mitigate the situation.

Through the UNICEF/PPAG collaboration, Child prostitutes in the metropolis would be mobilised and given some vocational training to help them generate income since poverty could be the topmost factor for engaging in such activity.

This comes three months after the minister had revealed that Child prostitution was booming in the metropolis.

Mr. Quansah was speaking as a guest of honour at the official opening of the 15th Biennial Delegates’ conference of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Association of Methodist Church Choirs Ghana (GHAMECC) at Elmina over the weekend.

The Four day conference is on the theme “Witnessing to Christ, Holistic Spirituality and Service for Current and Succeeding Generation”.

He recounted that on several occasions he had seen girls about 12 years of age, loitering about at London Bridge, a suburb in the metropolis, at about 0200hrs and advised parents to stop shirking their responsibilities and keep a closer eye on their children.

He also appealed to the Methodist Church to think of ways, it could help to keep the children out of such activities.

Mr. Quansah, commended choristers for their crucial roles in the church, particularly, evangelism and urged them not to relent in their service to God

Preaching on the theme, Right Reverend Ebenezer Kwamina Abaka- Wilson, Bishop of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Methodist Church, noted that, the core mandate of Christians was to win souls for the Kingdom of God.

This, he said could be done through action, words and entirety of one’s life, indicating that, the followers of Christ in Antioch, were named Christians by non-followers of Christ because their lives reflected Christ’s personality.

He stressed the need for Christians to develop a stronger relationship with God, highlighting the need for every Christian to possess a set of tools of spirituality, which comprised stronger prayer life, regular bible study, compliance with the word of God and act of mercy.

He commended Choristers for their immense service to the church and reminded them that they had been called by God, like Angels in Heaven, to minister in songs and urged them to executive their mandated roles seriously and with discipline.

Credit: GNA

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Watch Fufu is killing Africans - Pastor Mensa Otabilbullet
2 Instant Justice Nana Oye Lithur condemns mob justice on lady stripped...bullet
3 In Tamale Nigerian girl gang raped and killedbullet
4 Assault OccupyGhana demands justice for lady stripped naked in Kumasibullet
5 Independence Celebration Ghana @ 60 cloth out; sells at GH¢240bullet
6 New Government Blakofe is deputy CEO for GTDCbullet
7 Ford Gift saga I gave Ford Expedition gift to Nana Addo - Mahamabullet
8 Drill Ship Saga I'll make sure Asiedu Nketia goes to jail...bullet
9 Nana Addo Gov't Debrah-Karikari appointed Secretary to...bullet
10 In The Central Region Teachers responsible for...bullet

Top Videos

1 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
2 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
3 Marine Drive Project Time's up, but residents refuse to relocatebullet
4 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank than carbullet
5 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
6 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
7 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
8 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about...bullet
9 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall...bullet
10 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide...bullet

News