Ashawo vs. Ashawo, Ghana Nigeria style

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  1. chiomze

    chiomze Dr. Know Know Aproko-itis

    Ghanaian girls who offer sex for money at Adum, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region, have expressed anger over some Nigerians importing younger and prettier girls who are gradually taking over the sex business.

    If not for the intervention of the assembly member for the area, Albert Osei-Banahene, the enraged sex workers would have hit the streets in their nakedness and marched from one office building to another, just to get the authorities to come to their aide.

    “It is not that they are better than us in bed but as you know, most men prefer younger girls and these Nigerian girls are younger. Some are still in their teens and their agents protect them but we do not have agents who make things easier for us so the conditions of work are not fair.

    “We would start attacking any underage ashawo from Nigeria because they are spoiling the market,” one of them noted. Interestingly, though both groups are prostituting, the Ghanaian girls say they are commercial sex workers while the Nigerians are ‘ashawos.’

    According to the Ghanaian sex workers, the arrival of sexier girls from Nigeria is making business very competitive and compelling them to lower their rates or lose customers. Not pleased about the development, the disillusioned sex workers have declared their preparedness to hit the streets, should authorities fail to respond to their call and put in place appropriate measures to arrest the worrying situation.

    In an interview with NEWS-ONE, the stationed sex workers revealed that some Nigerians living in Kumasi have made it their business of bringing in very pretty sex workers from the oil-rich country to practice their trade in the Ghana.

    “Having realized the potential in the business, some Nigerians living in the city have decided to make it their business by bringing sex workers from their country to come and work here,” one of the disgruntled sex workers observed.

    “When they bring them, they initially put them in hotels, before hiring rooms for them to practice their trade but we do not have agents or promoters so we are losing the market even in our own country,” another dissatisfied sex worker noted.

    According to them, they would do everything within their means to ensure that the practice was stopped, because they believe that as Ghanaians, they have exclusive right to the trade. “We cannot allow Nigeria to take over everything in the country including the sex trade,” the sex workers emphasized.

    The assembly member for the area, Hon Albert Osei-Banahene, who has being appealing to the sex workers to remain calm, appealed to the government to take up the matter and ensure that it is resolved amicably. He noted that it was important for the government to come in strongly because of the ages of the girls who are purported to have been sent into the city for sex trade.

  2. chiomze

    chiomze Dr. Know Know Aproko-itis

    Trafficking of young girls as sex workers is a problem.
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  3. Douchi1

    Douchi1 Master Group

    I need to move to Adum, i love Nigerians
  4. obiora

    obiora Oforkansi

    Why is this news; they also traffic young girls as sex workers into Nigeria. The root of the issue is the social stigma attached to a man seen with ashawo in Nigeria and that is why ashawo business in Nigeria is not as lucrative as other countries in Africa and Europe.
    Another factor is that those women want to take care of their business far away from home for anonymity(which seldom works). So, while I abhor sex/child trafficking, most of the so called sex workers are adult women who entered into that deal by themselves because of greed. Nobody forced them into it.
  5. Buda Atum

    Buda Atum Master Group

    Not as lucrative? Where you get that from?

    And the kids too? Here is some education for you:

    Sex trafficking: 'I was sold for £4,500'
    Quick guide: What is human trafficking?
    Last Night's TV - The Hunt for Britain's Sex Traffickers, Channel 4;
  6. Buda Atum

    Buda Atum Master Group

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