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MPs call on State to speed up efforts to end “Child Labour” in Ghana 


Members of Parliament have reiterated the urgent need for the State to take steps to end Child Labour across the Country.

According to the MPs, Child Labour no matter its forms rob children of the rights and needs to be eliminated.

The MPs also called for the full implementation of the National Plan of Action on the elimination of the worse form of Child Labour to ensure that the practice is curtailed.

In Ghana it is estimated that one out of every five children is engage in Child labour.

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The lawmakers stated this when the MP for Afadzato and Chairman of the Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises Joseph Amenowode made a Statement on the Floor of Parliament to mark this year’s World Day Against Child Labour.

According to Mr Amenowode the practice is a breach of the constitutional and fundamental human rights of children and a liability to socio-economic development.

The Member for Subin Isaac Osei touched on some of the child labour practices.

The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations and MP for Tamale South Haruna Iddrisu however, called for the distinction between Child labour and Child work.

For his part, the MP for Pusiga Laadi Ayamba also associated herself with the statement.
Listen to the MP’s contributions to a statement on world day against Child Labour.

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