The Human Trafficking Secretariat (HTS) has organized a workshop to train aviation staff on human trafficking in Accra.
The head of the Human Trafficking Secretariat, Madam Abena Annobea, said human trafficking has security implication for very country and, thus, urged stakeholders to work together together to fight the canker through awareness creation and capacity building programmes.
She stated that during the commemoration of the 2022 World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the government launched the National Plan Action (NPA) as a commitment to end human trafficking.
The Deputy Director General of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Daniel Acquah, indicated that since air travel was a quick means of transporting passengers, raising awareness was an important effort in combating trafficking and all forms of human exploitation in the country.
“This requires the involvement and training of the various stakeholders in identifying and responding to trafficking in persons which will in turn help to overcome fear and apathy among aviation personnel,” he added.
He called on all stakeholders and aviation personnel to join forces, share knowledge, expand the scope and in a collaborative spirit eradicate the inhuman act of human trafficking.
Grace Acheampong, ISD