A Ghanaian-British is on a 20-day walking journey from Sierra Leone to Ghana to create awareness on human trafficking. Charles Dawson-Amoah, whose trek covers 1000 miles set off over the weekend and is expected to cover 50 miles each day through Liberia, Ivory Coast before coming to the former Gold Coast.
Charles Dawson-Amoah, also a former British army officer was moved by the story of a nine-year-old girl who was rescued from a brothel. He told the Awoko newspaper: “That incident has had a telling effect on me as well as when I was in the military and seeing children being innocent victims”.
He said: “These children after out living their usefulness in the brothel will be killed and their bodies dumped with no records because they entered the UK with false documents.”
Dawson-Amoah who is also a father said he is deeply disturbed by human trafficking and decided to raise awareness on the issue. He said he will sensitize people about the dangers of child trafficking. He stated that adoption is legal, adding that some are genuine and others are using it for child trafficking. “We should scrutinize the people as well as their organization to make sure they are genuine as well as getting information from our foreign embassies to advice us if the adoption will be genuine.”
The walk is sponsored by his office DHL and an international non-Governmental Organization Save the Children UK.
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Source: Africa News