Anti-Human Trafficking Unit

A Human Trafficking Unit is being established at the CID Headquarters. The new Unit will collaborate with other stakeholders to embark on a more vigorous awareness and sensitization campaign. Some of the contemporarily stakeholders are, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Department of Social Welfare, Ghana Immigration Service, Attorney General’s Office, Passport Office, and other NGOs.

Our Mission

The Unit would function as follows:

• Liaise with other stakeholders to adopt proactive methods to prevent trafficking in human beings (domestic and international);
• Co-operate with Law Enforcement Agencies worldwide, in operations to crack down on international/domestic criminal gangs involved in human trafficking.
• Investigate, arrest and prosecute offenders under the Human Trafficking Act, 2005 (Act 694)
• Liaise with National Headquarters Operations, Regional Operational Units, Rapid Deployment Forces, Domestic Violence and Victims Support Units (DOVVSU) and INTERPOL/GHANA, to offer prompt response to human trafficking cases;
• Liaise with Regional, Divisional, District, and Unit Crime Officers to collect and collate information on Human Trafficking cases to feed the National Crime Statistic Database.

Biography

In view of this, most Law Enforcement Agencies have or are creating specialized Units to deal effectively with this growing menace in co-operation with other agencies dealing with other forms or organized crime. Unfortunately, pundits opine that due cultural and customary practices, human trafficking is not considered a serious crime in Africa. In Ghana, despite the promulgation of the Human Trafficking Act 2005, Act 694, a significant number of people in some communities actively engage in human trafficking.

A Human Trafficking Unit is being established at the CID Headquarters. The new Unit will collaborate with other stakeholders to embark on a more vigorous awareness and sensitization campaign. Some of the contemporarily stakeholders are, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Department of Social Welfare, Ghana Immigration Service, Attorney General’s Office, Passport Office, and other NGOs.

The Unit would function as follows:

• Liaise with other stakeholders to adopt proactive methods to prevent trafficking in human beings (domestic and international);
• Co-operate with Law Enforcement Agencies worldwide, in operations to crack down on international/domestic criminal gangs involved in human trafficking.
• Investigate, arrest and prosecute offenders under the Human Trafficking Act, 2005 (Act 694)
• Liaise with National Headquarters Operations, Regional Operational Units, Rapid Deployment Forces, Domestic Violence and Victims Support Units (DOVVSU) and INTERPOL/GHANA, to offer prompt response to human trafficking cases;
• Liaise with Regional, Divisional, District, and Unit Crime Officers to collect and collate information on Human Trafficking cases to feed the National Crime Statistic Database.

Contact us by post

POST OFFICE BOX 505
Accra, 00

Contact Us By Phone

Office: +233 (0302) 782 279
Fax: + 233 (0302) 770 422

About Us

A Human Trafficking Unit is being established at the CID Headquarters. The new Unit will collaborate with other stakeholders to embark on a more vigorous awareness and sensitization campaign. Some of the contemporarily stakeholders are, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Department of Social Welfare, Ghana Immigration Service, Attorney General’s Office, Passport Office, and other NGOs.

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