Dance-hall act and investigative journalist Stonebwoy and Anas Aremeyaw Anas have come out with a new project that shows how kids are trapped to beg on the streets of Accra and Kumasi by elders.
As part of the #KidsOurFuture campaign OAfrica and investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas looked into the increasing numbers of illegal child beggars on the streets of Ghana.
Further studies and investigations conducted by “Tiger Eye PI” revealed the phenomenon of child begging is more than just children asking for money on the streets.
It was observed that children were trafficked by adults and used as business. Children are denied of their right to education, good health, nutrition, protection and choices and do dangerous work for the benefit of the traffickers, who buy and sell them across borders with impunity.
This observation culminated in the ten minute film “Chained by Begging” with and original score by Stonebwoy to be shown on all major TV networks across the country in the month of August.