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CSOs task gov’t to formulate by-laws on Child prostitution

  Civil Society Organizations has tasked policy makers and for that matter government to formulate the by-laws on Child prostitution to effectively implement to operate fully as part of efforts to eliminate child’s prostitutions.The by-laws they observed could  guarantee the youg girls a better lives and hope for the future, when formulate and gazetted by the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).Alhaji Alhassan Ibn Ibrahim, Chairman of Champion of Change, a none governmental Organization, (NGO), entreated parents especially lower income earners  to desist from the habit of enticing their wards in exploiting men for financial gains.According to him, it’s incumbent and mandatory for every parent or guardian to ensure that their wards of school going age are in school, instead of pushing them in making financial gains, which could endanger their future aspirations. Alhaji Ibrahim, a member of Defense for Children -Ghana, gave the advice as part of the International Day of Child Labour celebration organized  the Defense for Children-Ghana  (DCI-Ghana) in collaboration with the Champion of Change with the Kumasi metro Education directorate and Nananom at the Seventh Day’s Adventist School at Old Tafo Munipality, says it’s time to end child marriage and child labour in our society as a developing country, and for that matter, policy makers and government must be up and doing to formulate the by-laws and Act 1998 to be gazetted by the various Assemblies to help protect the rights of the children especially the girl child in eliminating the act of prostitution among them because of hardship and the economic backgrounds of one’s parents.Mrs. Vida Owusu, Kumasi Metro Education, Girl Child Coordinator, charged the young girls to resist any attempt by parents to go into marriage while in their school going age, and report to the police, their teachers or to the Defense for Children-Ghana executives.According to her, early marriage could endanger their future aspirations to achieve their dream aim, hence the need to focus on their education.She moreover, cautioned them against indiscriminate and early sex, which she said could also jeopardize their healthy life and leads to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS, she reminded them  that, they could acquire whatever they want in life if they takes their school and studies serious rather than depending on men in exploitation of monies for material gains at the younger age.Asamoah Sambobah Matilda,, youth advocate and member of DCI-ghana, also advised the students to focus on their education and be ambassadors in sending the message of ending child marriage.She challenged students especially young girls not to give themselves to me for financial gains because of their parents economic status, but must satisfy with whatever the get from their parents, not to allow men to take advantage of economic hardship and fall prey to men which could leads to ending their dream prematurely. Source /Ayisah Foster 

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