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The Member of Parliament for the Madina constituency, Boniface Abu-Bakar Saddique, has noted that a spot known as “Atemuda” in his constituency has become a danger zone for some ladies in the area.
According to him, passing by the place which is around East Legon at night, one can see an array of ladies of different ages, colour, size, height etc. “In fact, you cannot look at the place at one glance,” he said amidst loud laughter in parliament on Tuesday.
This was during his contributions to a statement on “The Day for the child” made by Minister for Gender Cynthia Morrison.
Boniface maintained that though the House was celebrating that august day, development at the ‘Atemuda’ end of Madina calls for concern. He stated that, passing by the place at night, one could see these pretty ladies standing in groups according to their various make-ups.
The MP stated that these ladies, who had assembled there at those odd times, had done so, possibly for prostitution. A situation which he noted was dangerous for them because of the many risks involved. This he pointed out does not auger well for those ladies and society. However, “since they had been assembled there by someone who was benefiting from them, society has turned a blind eye to it,”
He subsequently called on the relevant authorities to be up and doing and clear the place of those gatherings which pose danger to the practitioners themselves . He argued that if the situation is not arrested, it can result in something unpalatable.
On his part, Edward Nii lantey Vanderpuye, MP for Odododioodioo, referred to children as custodians of their parents and therefore every effort must be made to take better care of them. He called on the concerned authorities to do well to protect them, and also respond swiftly to allegations of abuse against them.
Source: S. O. Ankamah and Yaw Yeboah Boateng