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General News Sun, 29 Jul 2018

Anas to release video on illegal child beggars dubbed 'Chained by Begging'

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Award-winning investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is set to release a 10-minute video on illegal child beggars on the streets of Ghana.

Tiger Eye PI in partnership with OAfrica seeks to investigate the sudden increase in beggars on the streets as part of their #KidsOurFuture campaign.

Dubbed 'Chained by Begging', the video throws spotlight on children who have been exploited by adults and used for 'selfish' gains (business).

In a press release, the team talks about how the victims (kids) are being forced to carry out dangerous and odd jobs at the expense of their lives

"It was observed that children were trafficked by adults and used as business. Children are denied of their right to education, good health, nutrition, protection and choices and do dangerous work for the benefit of the traffickers, who buy and sell them across borders with impunity," the statement read.

Read the full statement below

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As part of the #KidsOurFuture campaign, OAfrica and investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas looked into the increasing numbers of beggars on the streets of Ghana.

Further studies and investigations conducted by “Tiger Eye PI” revealed the phenomenon of child begging is more than just children asking for money on the streets.

It was observed that children were trafficked by adults and used as business. Children are denied of their right to education, good health, nutrition, protection and choices and do dangerous work for the benefit of the traffickers, who buy and sell them across borders with impunity.

This observation culminated in the ten minute film “Chained by Begging” with an original score by Stonebwoy to be shown on all major TV networks across the country in the month of August.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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