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30-Jun-2018  
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US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, has commended Ghana for the progress it has made in combating human trafficking.

According to him, the US government remains committed to partnering with the Ghana government to eradicate modern day slavery in Ghana and the world at large.

In the eighteen annual ‘Trafficking in Persons’ (TIP) report, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo noted the efforts of the government of Ghana in combating human trafficking in 2017 and implementation of a national anti-trafficking plan, prosecuting and convicting an increased number of labor and sex traffickers which increased in cooperation across anti-trafficking government agencies.

“Ghana adopted procedures to identify and refer trafficking victims to necessary services and supported a range of anti-trafficking awareness raising activities. Although Ghana does not meet the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, these increased efforts have resulted in Ghana’s upgrade from Tier 2 Watch List to a Tier 2 ranking in the 2018 TIP Report,” the report reads further.

“The 2018 TIP Report also identifies several areas for improvement in Ghana’s response to human trafficking. The TIP Report recommendations include: dedicating increased resources to holding traffickers accountable and providing care to victims, addressing the corruption and interference that impede the investigation of trafficking crimes, and developing and providing specialized services for child and adult victims of sex trafficking.”
 
 
Source: Ghanaweb.com
 
 

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