The children of the lake: an analysis of the enslaved children in Ghana’s lake Volta
The phenomenon of child labour is definitely not a new concept. A child’s involvement within the labour industry is not only hazardous and detrimental to their physical health but also their psychological health. The combination of each factors has proven to be detrimental to children throughout their entire lives, even if they are able to escape or be rescued from working. While Ghana has achieved great strides in providing children with greater welfare and protection from exploitation by way of ratifying international human rights legal instruments and launching national programmes, there still exists a large gap between such initiatives and practice.