As half of measures to halt the burgeoning kidnapping phenomenon that has characterised the nation in current instances, the Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG), a non-governmental group (NGO) dedicated to defending and defending the rights of folks has performed a sensitization train geared toward educating over 30 Junior High School (JHS) college students of the Grand Success Academy in Accra on Wednesday, March 13.
The college students have been vigorously sensitized on the modus operandi, tricks and the strategies employed by kidnappers to lure their unsuspecting targets, who’re largely younger women.
The members have been additionally supplied with tricks to function a information in order to not fall victims to the tricks of the so-called ‘miscreants’.
In addition, they have been additionally geared up with sufficient data and knowledge on tips on how to cope with baby traffickers every time they strategy them.
Ghana has been rocked with the worrying points of kidnapping throughout the nation in current instances. Since time memorial, points of this nature had by no means been half of the nation’s historical past.
The unhappy disappearance of 21-year-old Priscilla Blessing Bentum since August 17, 2018, adopted by the lacking of 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayson on December 4, 2018 and the varnishing of 18-year-old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie since December 21, 2018 with none hope of discovering them have despatched shock waves throughout whole nation.
As it stands, not even the efforts of the police might make a Nigerian suspect of their custody inform the whereabouts of the lacking women, not to mention the sturdy marketing campaign being mounted by the media to place stress on the safety forces within the nation to carry again these women.
Restless households of the lacking women now say their hopes are waning with each passing day with out the information of whereabouts of their family members.
Interacting with the HRRG workforce, the Proprietor of Grand Success Academy, Douglas Dodoo, expressed profound gratitude in the direction of HRRG workforce for taking day off their busy schedules to go to the varsity to assist educate the scholars on the 2 most delicate human rights points Ghanaians are battling with in current instances.
“I’m grateful you’ve been here to talk to the children and their input shows that they’ve benefited well,” he maintained.
While commending the HRRG workforce for his or her gesture, he referred to the difficulty of kidnapping as one thing which folks speak about which in all probability by no means occurred in Ghana till now and concluded: “As it happens, everyone’s attention has to be brought to it”.
The sensitization train was performed by a three-member workforce from the Human Rights Reporters Ghana workforce(HRRG) made up of Mr. Benjamin Halo, Mr. Kojo Aidoo and Mr. Joseph Kobla Wemakor (Executive Director).
Touching on the rationale behind the sensitization train, Executive Director of HRRG Joseph Kobla Wemakor maintained it has change into essential for the human rights group to step in and conduct sensitization workout routines in faculties, taking cognizance of the magnitude of human rights abuses Ghanaians are battling with at present, kidnapping dominating and youngsters changing into the worst hit.
“Looking on the gory scenario at hand, we’ve got no alternative as a bunch than to go forward and conduct the train to teach college students and equip them with very important data and suggestions to assist them overcome the tricks of kidnappers every time they occur to satisfy them wherever.
“We believe it is the surest way we can contribute our quota as group to prevent further attack on our youth to save our future generations.”
Mr. Wemakor disclosed the sensitization train is an element of HRRG undertaking which revolves spherical three important areas: Kidnapping, Teenage Pregnancy and Tramadol Abuse geared toward ending all kinds of human rights abuses towards girls, women and youngsters within the nation.
It can be held in some chosen faculties throughout all of the areas of Ghana.
According to him, the undertaking is at present in its pilot stage which can final three months interval after which the precise undertaking can be rolled out to cowl the entire 12 months.
He subsequently known as on well-meaning Ghanaians, establishments, company organizations, CSOs, NGOs in addition to the federal government to companion and help the Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) in its quest to eradicate Kidnapping, Teenage Pregnancy and Tramadol abuse in Ghana in addition to assist shield and defend the elemental human rights of all folks particularly girls women and youngsters within the nation.
The Human Rights Reporters Ghana(HRRG) is an advocacy NGO serving as a important voice to the unvoiced within the combat towards all kinds of abuse and violence that threatens the liberty and basic human rights of folks in Ghana and past.
The Organization is made up of a mixed group of journalists, legal professionals and human rights advocates who’re dedicated to defending and defending the rights of all people on earth so far as having fun with their freedom and basic human rights are involved.