Six (6) children arrested from engaging in Kayaye

Source: Hamza Lansah Lolly:

Six children of school-age have been arrested by the Ghana police service in Accra from engaging in Kayaye.

The children between the ages of 4-11 years were arrested at the Mallam Atta market immediately they arrived from the North to engage in Kayaye.

The six children came from three communities including Walewale, Sou and Zambugu in the West Mamprusi district of the Northern Region.

According to our source at the CID headquarters, the children were brought to engaged in the Kayaye business and also to be given out as house-helps.

The police acted upon the Ghana Children Act 1998, where minimum age for admission of children into employment is fifteen (15).

The children have since been release to be taking back to their communities.

Taking custody of the children, the Mamprugu Youth Chief in Mallam Atta market, Accra, Alhassan Yussif commended the police for the

swift intervention and promise to integrate them back to their communities as soon as possible to go to school.

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