Elizabeth Akanbombire

Assistant Chief Labour Officer, Head of Child Labour Unit, Labour Department, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations of Ghana

Elizabeth Akanbombire

“Child labour in Ghana is a multifaceted problem that needs to be addressed using a multi-sectorial approach. This is what the National Steering Committee on Child Labour seeks to address, and with the support of ICI and other partners, this vision is becoming a reality. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Foundation early last year. As part of this MoU, ICI agreed to support us to launch the second National Plan of Action (NPA2) on the worst forms of child labour and review the GCLMS to link to the common targeting mechanism being used by the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme. Aside from the impact that ICI is making in the communities they are currently working in, the Foundation has also contributed immensely to the efforts of the government. This dual approach of the Foundation has helped in the move towards the elimination of child labour in cocoa in Ghana. 

In 2019, we will be collaborating with the Foundation and other stakeholders, to carry out a comprehensive mapping of organisations engaged in Child labour elimination in Ghana and their interventions that contribute to the welfare of children.” 

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