BY: News Desk | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Investigators with the Anti Human Trafficking Unit of the Volta Regional Police Command, have ended a 10-day capacity building programme, organized by the International Justice Mission (IJM), a global Human Rights advocacy organization.
The programme, held at the Hotel Stevens in Ho, took participants through various aspects of investigation into issues relating to Human Trafficking, which was aimed at enhancing the skills of investigators whose chief task is to help reduce or possibly eliminate the incident of Human Trafficking in the region.
DCOP Mr. Edward Oduro Kwateng, Regional Police Commander, who opened the session on 16 March, 2021, noted that human trafficking was a global menace where Ghana was identified as a source, transit and destination country for the traffickers. He further lamented the incidents of trafficking young boys and girls to fishing communities to engage in fishing and selling smoked fish respectively.
The selected investigators were taken through topics such as Basic Knowledge of Anti-Human Trafficking, Interrogation Skills, Victim Trauma Care, Crime Scene Management, Networking within Human Trafficking, Preparation of Operational Orders for Anti Human Trafficking Operations and Ethics.
Participants at the end of the training expressed their appreciation to IJM, the facilitators especially C/Supt. Rtd Mr. Felix Mawusi for the knowledge imparted and also assured of putting the new skills to good use in enhancing their productivity.