Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Gender Minister urges authorities to report on brothels

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has urged local government assemblies and traditional authorities to report the existence of brothels to the Police.

“Their activities are even more unfortunate when they involve under-age girls,” the Minister stated on Tuesday when she inspected two demolished brothels located within Tema New Town in the Greater Accra Region.

The Minister, who ordered the demolition of the two brothels, said it was unfortunate that such places lured not only adult women but also girls, who were far below the age of consent, to practice prostitution.

A third brothel known as “Mama Africa” was also ordered to be more at

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