FEATURED: Why Yaoh Hates Your Marriage So Much!!...

08.11.2007 General News

Organized prostitution enters Ho municipality

Listen to article

Organized prostitution is making inroads into the Ho Municipality and there are fears there might be an upsurge in HIV/AIDS cases.

Hitherto, sex peddling was done by girls and women described as roamers, sitters and others who were "on call" at some hotels and guesthouses.

Ghana News Agency investigations have shown that now the practice seems to be centred on a popular drinking spot in the heart of Adablakordzi at Ho Bankoe where girls and women loiter around to solicit for commercial sex.

The girls, mostly Senior High School leavers and women in their middle and late twenties, dress in seductive dresses to attract the attention.

Mr. Barnabas Addin, Volta Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare, said the development was as a result of the increased population of the town.

He said migration of young people, especially girls from the surrounding villages to the town, was high.

The Director said because of unemployment young people from surrounding villages migrate on daily basis, some for pleasure and others for survival.

Mr Addin said the repercussion for the town would be the upsurge of HIV/AIDS and called on all to be on the alert.