Persons wishing to travel outside the Country, have been advised to collaborate with The Ghana Association Of Private Employment Agencies (GHAPEA), to aid their travelling.
This is the advice coming from The Executive Director Of Dangaskiya Ventures Limited, Alhaji Saeed Shereef. According to him, many prospective travellers have been cheated, for far too long, by some unlicensed Private Employment Agencies, with the promise of good job opportunities, when assisted to travel.
Currently, there are over, two hundred Private Employment Entities, operating in the Country, but only 24 have been duly registered, and recognised by the Ghana Labour Commission.
Over the years, there has been a major outcry, over the increasing spate of travellers being lured to Europe, with the promise of decent jobs which turn up to be false, thus subjecting to torture and different forms of exploitation including sexual abuse, especially with women.
This development has been a major hurdle for Successive Governments, and Stakeholders to tackle. However, in a bid to tackle this phenomenon, The Ghana Association Of Private Employment Agencies, has been inaugurated, to address some of these challenges facing travellers, who do business with these Agencies to aid them in their travelling.
Also, this will provide The Association the opportunity, to weed out all unlicensed Employment Agencies, operating without authorisation.
Speaking, in an interview, with XYZ Business News, Alhaji Saeed Shereef, appealed to the unauthorised Employment Agencies to desist from operating, since their activities are illegal, and could attract a jail term if found out.
He however, appealed to travellers, especially the Youth, to work with The Ghana Association Of Private Employment Agencies (GHAPEA), for the necessary assistance in their travelling.
“I want to advice our Youth to desist from working with unauthorised Agencies. I want to appeal to them, to patronise GHAPEA because, GHAPEA is a licensed Association, and we observe the highest principles of ethics, integrity, and professional conduct, in dealing with job-seekers, who want to travel outside Ghana”.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/ Kojo Backah