THE Ahafo Ano North District Child Labour Protection Committee has been inaugurated at Tepa.
Tasked with coming up with policies to reduce child labour in cocoa-growing areas of the district, the six-member committee has Mr Anthony Obeng, the District Social Welfare Officer, as its chairman.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr David Addai-Amankwah, charged the committee to work hard to
reduce or eliminate the incidence of worst forms of child labour in the cocoa industry.
He said the committee was working not only for the district, but also for the nation and urged the members to take active interest in the various activities.
The District Coordinating Director, Mr Annin Yeboah said Ghana risked facing a ban on the export of its cocoa if child labour was not banned from cocoa growing.
He, therefore, urged the committee to do its best by monitoring the communities to ensure success in their activities.
The District Planning Officer, Mr Ted Oppong, took the members of the committee through the goals and objectives of the programme as well as the functions and roles of the district child planning protection committees.
Eight bicycles and a motorbike were presented to the members to facilitate their work in the communities.