The National Student Alliance has launched a theme for the 2017 edition of its flagship awards scheme, ‘The National Students Awards’ against human trafficking dubbed ‘’National Student Awards, Education The Cure To Modern Day Human Trafficking’’.
The NSA award is organized annually by the National Student Alliance (NSA Ghana) with support from student organisations in Ghana with a national orientation. It is a platform to show how students of Ghana are contributing in diverse ways to national, educational and global development.
Executive director of of NSA, Prince David Orchill said the NSA considers human trafficking as an organized crime which was the third in rating after drugs and weapons in a 2013 and 2014 global scale of illegal business. Hence the need for urgent campaign to fight against human trafficking.
‘’Human Trafficking has become a canker in our present world. Unfortunately, we have our brothers and sisters who are subject to this canker. If you meet every ten people, at least you’ll have not less than seven of them who have had to travel to the middle east and other part of the world being exploited in this regard. The unfortunate thing is that, as at 2013 and 2014 human trafficking was number 3 on the global scale of illegal businesses that were conducted’’, he pointed out.
Unfortunately, Millions of people around the world — More than 100,000 people in Ghana — Men, women and children — All living in slavery.
- Ghanaian men who are lured by the promise of good construction jobs in the Middle East, only to arrive and find themselves exploited in domestic servitude and forced prostitution.
- Young Ghanaian women who move from the northern regions down to Accra in search of work, but end up victims of sex trafficking.
In an effort to Fight against human trafficking, Mr. P.D Orchil has called on all nominees in the 2017 edition of the flagship award scheme including all concerned students in and outside Ghana to support and join hands in diverse means and efforts to combat the canker.
‘’ We believe that the best we can do about the situation is for all of us to come together and do our possible best to stop this canker’’, He said.
Source: John Essien/focusfmonline.com