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Remembering Mr Lawrence Yirenkyi-Boafo

Mr.  Lawrence Yirenkyi-Boafo, a member of International Needs Ghana (INGH) has been called home to eternity. He was laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery on Saturday 7th April 2018. INGH pays tribute to this illustrious member who served as Treasurer and later as Board Chairman of the Organization The news of the sudden death…
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Two rural communities access potable water

The people of Gbegbevia, Kordorwukope and surrounding communities in the Ketu South Municipality can now access potable water. The communities have been connected to the Wego Community Water system within the Municipality through the support of International Needs Ghana, International Needs USA and the Center Point Church in the United States of America. Additionally, two…
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Belgian Queen interacts with traditional rulers in project areas.

Queen Mathilde of Belgium interacted with some traditional rulers of INGH’s child protection project communities in the Central Region, during her recent three-day visit to Ghana. The discussion with the Queen centred on the efforts of traditional rulers in ending child marriage and other child protection violations. At the meeting was the First Lady, Mrs…
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INGH joins partners to celebrate “Blue Day”

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Do you know that millions of children, women and men each year are being forced to work against their will and constantly living under the threat of violence? As part of efforts geared towards changing this unpleasant narrative, the United Nations has set aside 30th of July as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons also known as BLUE DAY. The day is intended to show compassion to victims of trafficking and also sensitize potential victims on the danger to prevent them from falling prey to traffickers.

A community sensitization durbar was held at Sege to mark the 2018 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The programme was observed under the theme “Together, We End Human Trafficking!!! Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Through a Collaborative Effort”.

Speaking at the event, Hon. Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection cautioned parents not to give away their children in the wake of financial difficulties. She revealed that some parents could trade their children for as low as thirty Ghana Cedis.

Ms. Djaba noted that due to the efforts of the Government of Ghana and other stakeholders in the fight against trafficking in persons, Ghana improved in ranking from a tier 2 watchlist country to a tier 2 country in the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report.
At the durbar, parents were educated about the dangers of trafficking their wards and were discouraged from engaging in trafficking.

The occasion brought together traditional authorities, students, government officials and members of non- governmental organizations championing the campaign against trafficking in persons. The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Ishmael Ashitey and the Ada West District Chief Executive, Hon. L.A. Akrofi graced the occasion.

Ada West is one of the Districts International Needs Ghana (INGH) in partnership with Free the Slaves is implementing the Growing Up Free Project (GUF). GUF is a four- year project aimed at achieving a significant reduction in Child Trafficking and slavery in fishing communities. The project is being implemented in thirty- four communities in six districts across three regions. The project is funded by the US State Department.