Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
The Mpohor Wassa East District Chief
Executive, Edward Tawiah Amprofi has called on the public to regard
issues related to children as a matter of concern to all in order to
handle them with utmost care. Mr. Tawiah Amprofi made the call in a
speech read on his behalf at a durbar organized by Children and Youth
in Broadcasting, Curious Minds in collaboration with the Department of
Children with support from UNICEF at Ekutuase. It was on the theme,
Curbing Child Labour away from Development..
Mr. Edward Tawiah Amprofi said, the Ghana Human Development Report for 2007, indicates that, child labour especially in its worst forms has emerged as major phenomenon exposing young people to considerable risks and accidents. He said, under the Children’s Act, Labour is exploitative if it deprives a child of health care, education and personal development. Mr. Tawiah Amprofi said, among other things, the child has the right to parental property, education and social well being, activity and opinion. But despite this, the child also owes the parents some forms of duties and responsibility.
The regional Director of the Department of Children, John Hackman said, child labour is a major global right violation especially in the poverty stricken areas. Mr. Hackman therefore urged parents to help eliminate child labour in all forms.
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