Nigerian sex workers in Ghana's fourth largest city are facing expulsion

There is a crackdown ongoing within the city

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Security Council (METSEC), has announced that it will embark on an exercise in Tamale to close down all drug and prostitution joints in the metropolis in accordance with the law on narcotic drugs control, enforcement and sanctions (PNDCL 236, 1990).

Tamale is home to a large population of migrant Nigerian sex workers .

Speaking to the DAILY GUIDE, some of the Nigerian sex workers expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the Assembly to clamp down on prostitution in Tamale.

“Since the Mayor made the announcement, business has gone down and it has really affected our lives. Life has become unbearable for us. There is nothing we can do about it. We will return to our country since we are foreigners in Ghana and the laws of the country are against the practice.

“It’s never anybody’s wish to do this thing. If I had been told this is what I was getting into, I won’t have travelled to Ghana,” she told the paper.

Subsequently, a 21-day ultimatum was given to all engaged in the trade to stop or face the full rigorous of the law.


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