The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.
According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.
Efforts aimed at fighting human trafficking in the country have yielded fruit as four persons have been convicted for human trafficking in a case that was instituted against them by the Benin zonal office of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).
Cover Stories Sep 7, 2009 By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—THE National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), Benin zone, has arrested a Benin Chief, and four juju priests over alleged involvement in human trafficking.
WorldStage Newsonline—A 33 year old woman and mother of one, Ijeoma Enyama, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Benin City for trafficking three young girls from Nigeria to Ghana for prostitution.