MLGWUI Calls For Deportation Of Suspected Immigrant Sex and Mining Workers.
From Justice Baako NTARMAH,
Migrant Labour General Workers Union International with her Finnish-French Migrant Resource Centre MLGWUI-FFMRC) has called for a Judicial Service of Ghana to persecute and ensure Fair Deportation of suspected illegal immigrant Sex and Mining Workers.
MLGWUI in a statement said Ghanaians who are involved among the 164 suspects must be prosecuted to avoid time spending and cost of feeding.
MLGWUI believes that agents or agencies who are importing illegal Immigrant Sex and Mining Workers into the country are very much aware of current laws in Ghana.
“MLGWUI deems this immediate suggestion necessary because of the arrest of 164 Illegal Migrant Workers in the Eastern part of the Republic of Ghana by Military anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Halt II initiative.
“Although there is evident most of Africa citizens are in unemployment situation especially in Ghana as country, MLGWUI does not tolerate illegal working activities and therefore asking patriotic citizens and Regular Migrant Workers to report all illegal mining and sex activities to Ghana Immigration Service and other national security agencies because MLGWUI supports government of Ghana Operations Halt initiative.
“It is the mission of MLGWUI to ensure Decent Work, Social Justice, Protection, Education Occupational Safety and Health for (Im)migrant Workers Refugees, Volunteers, Investors as well as supporting promoting Culture and Tourism for foreigners in Africa.
“So the union will play its quota to expose uncultured notorious Sex Workers and (Im)migrant Workers, engaged irregular and illegal working activities in labour migration and regional integration.
“MLGWUI is therefore asking Ghana Immigration Service to team up with the Military and conduct intensive operation in budget hotels, home and night gathering and arrest illegal Immigrant Sex Workers with Ghanaians counterparts who have been lodging in hotels as Guests and causing nuisance to regular Guests”.
It could be recalled that on April, 5, 2022, a Nigerian Notorious Sex Worker Ms Adaa with body guide attacked one of staff of MLGWUI at Adabraka, lynched his hands threatening to hand over his phone to her where staff of hotel and people in the vacinity witnessed.
The victim reported the incidence to the management of the hotel but they did nothing about the situation.
In attempt to reduce this social and illegal sex working threat, MLGWUI’s interactions with some small scale hospitality and budget hotel operators on why their hotels but no brothels have Sex Workers as full house daily, one operator said “The reason why I cannot control them: I once initiated police reporting in dealing with this nuisance situation but the suspected illegal Sex Guest turned the case again me as the Manager.” “Another factor is due to low customers patronage so admitting illegal Sex Workers as Guests in long staying or lodging is helping hotel enabling paying of utility bills, annual rates and met wages/salaries and all sundries cost.”
MLGWUI sees the sex work in Ghana as a threat to Ghanaian culture and societal norms if stakeholders in relevant sectors and leaders of the country do not find immediate solution.
Police are doing their best but after arrest of illegal Sex Workers, their Ghanaian partners or sex leaders come for immediate release and they go back continue practising sex work with their personal guides or assistants
MLGWUI as one of Stakeholders in Migration, respecting relevant Ministries and their agencies, Ghana Immigration Service, international migration agencies in Ghana as well as hospitality and tourism industrial players and other are urging the necessary institutions to map up a strategy in order to reduce illegal sex and mining work in Ghana and beyond.
“If stakeholders in labour migration in Ghana do not take immediate action, Immigrant (foreigners) Sex Workers who are still importing illegal sex youth workers into country every week will entice many Ghanaian female youth into sex work (Prostitution) to increase the illegal sex working practice rate of 30% in street of Ghana in 2024.”