Mr. Fidelis Yapel, the Project Director for Winrock International’s “Mate ma sie” initiative, has called upon the government to enhance the national plan of action aimed at eradicating child labor in Ghana.
Highlighting the core objective of the “Mate ma sie” project, which strives to eliminate child labor both within the country and globally, Mr. Yapel stressed the importance of educating the public about the detrimental consequences of child labor.
He made these remarks during an interview with Oyerepa News on the occasion of the donation of modern farm inputs to Hiawu Besease Cooperative Cocoa Farmers and Marketing Society Limited in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal of the Ashanti Region.
The donated items included saw pruners, slashers, cutlasses, motorized spraying machines, knapsack sprayers, Wellington boots, raincoats, nose masks, gloves, goggles, and overalls.
In a statement lasting 1 minute and 16 seconds, Mr. Isaac Amo Acheampong, the Assistant Director at the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal Assembly, emphasized the joint efforts of the government and the assembly in the ongoing campaign to eradicate child labor. He outlined their comprehensive plans to combat child labor within the municipal area.
In response to the donation, Mr. Emmanuel Kwaku Asante, the Secretary for Hiawu Besease Cooperative Cocoa Farmers and Marketing Society Limited, who also serves as the Unit Committee Chairman, expressed gratitude to Winrock International for their substantial support.
He pledged to utilize the donated items effectively to contribute to the realization of Winrock International’s vision of eliminating child labor. The news article captures the key messages and activities surrounding the call for intensified action against child labor by Winrock International.