The activities of the illegal sex workers in the country has continued to be the impediment of the moral upbringing of the future leaders of the country.
The said activities are taking charge in the mining areas as the Nigerian-dominant business seems to satisfy some of the miners and residents of the affected communities.
Against this backdrop, Mr Lord Nana Tandoh, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Amenfi West in the Western Region, has led a task force to demolish dozens of structures used as a brothel by commercial sex workers in the Municipality.
The exercise forms part of measures taking to develop the Municipality.
The task force, mainly members of the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC), comprised personnel from the Ghana Police Service, Immigration, National Security, and Fire Service.
Led by the MCE, the task force invaded and destroyed the structures in which the illicit act are perpetrated.
The structures mainly made of plywood, and polythene are situated in the heart of Asankragwa, Aboi Nkwanta and Wassa Dunkwa all in the Municipality.
However, no brothel keeper or patrons were caught on site as they had fled upon a tipoff on the said exercise.
Sharing the joy from their hearts, residents in the communities told journalists that their marriages were on the verge of collapsing.
According to the residents, the activities of the brothelers posed a threat to them as they can no longer guarantee their wards a better future.
Addressing the media about the exercise, the MCE emphasized that, their activities pose a security threat to the Municipality since no one can know what or whom they might be bringing to their various places.
He added that the exercise will not be a one-off exercise but will make sure that they deal with culprits in such activities and eliminate it from the society.
He argued that Ghana is an ECOWAS State and recognizes people from other countries who come into it for genuine businesses and not to get into activities that will put the future of Ghanaian children in danger.
“You saw some of the things we found in their tent rooms, Juju (charms), condoms, cooking items, gas cylinders, and dirty clothes amongst others”, he retorted.
He, therefore, encouraged all around such places not to help these people in carrying out their activities but report them to the authorities.
“Don’t give your land and places to them to erect rubber temporary temporary structures on them”, he pleaded.
Story: Kakyire Kofi Badu