Human Rights Lawyer, Francis Xavier Sosu has admitted that despite efforts by government and fellow human rights activist to tackle child labor in Ghana, “not enough” has been done to eradicate the phenomenon.
“As a nation, even though we have the institutions meant to deal with the situation; however, we haven’t made a lot of gains in that area,” he said
Lawyer Xavier Sosu, speaking on the Labour front Show on Radio Univers, further pointed out that the country has not been “proactive enough” in enforcing laws to combat child labor in Ghana and cited that as a challenge affecting the activities of human rights institutions and other concerned bodies.
Within the government space, there are some people who are supposed to drive the aspirations of society, they are supposed to take us where we want to be as a people.
That is the reason why we go to the ballot and vote for those people, that when they ascend positions of power, they will exercise that power to protect the interest of the entire society and if one of those interests is to protect children, and then it is their utmost responsibility to do so. If they fail on doing that, they cannot share that blame, he said.
About 2 million children are involved in Child labour in Ghana with over 200,000 children are engaged in the worst forms of it.
Story by: Isaac Dadzie|universnewsroom.com