As part of the National Plan of Action (NPA), the Human Trafficking Secretariat under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) in collaboration with Expertise France has conducted a three-day systematic training for 344 selected Law Enforcement Officers on Human Trafficking (HT) in Ho, Volta Region.
The secretariat with funding from the European Union in Ghana has achieved the successful basic trainings of officers and the advanced training of more than 50 officers split between the Northern and Southern Sectors of the country.
The Human Trafficking Secretariat noted that the training was aimed at helping fulfill its mandates and working together as a team with the Law enforcement officers towards combating human trafficking in Ghana.
The Project Manager for Expertise France, Serge Akpalou said that the training would help officers work efficiently in the fight against HT and position them to be experts as well as advocates at regional levels.
In solidarity messages, Law Enforcement Agencies such as the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service & EOCO, pledged to maximize the knowledge and skills acquired to make progressive impact, and achieve the goals for the fight against HT.
The training was expected to improve participants’ knowledge on Human Trafficking Law, develop participants’ ability to transfer knowledge onto their peers, detect and manage cases of human trafficking.
Priscilla Nimako, ISD