The International Justice Mission (IJM) is a US nonprofit, and Betty Nana Efua Krosbi Mensah, the member of parliament for Afram Plains North Constituency, is requesting that the Ministry of National Security and the ministry look into its operations.
It comes after a BBC Africa Eye investigation that exposed how the group had torn some kids away from their families due to fabricated charges of child trafficking.
The investigative article, among other things, describes how four children in Northern Ghana were kidnapped from their house in the middle of the night in early September of last year at gunpoint.
“I believe that these people have been proven wrong several times, and I anticipate that the Ghanaian government will show interest now that they have seen this exposé. To thoroughly investigate the actions of this international NGO, a committee ought to be assembled, and, if at all feasible, legal action ought to be taken against someone, the congressman told Starr News.
According to Madam Krosbi Mensah, the problem shouldn’t be resolved by providing interviews to BBC Africa Eye and the media and leaving it at that.
In order for people to implement some of these lessons, I predict that certain actions will be taken. There should be more to it than just the fact that I have spoken about it. I’m quite pleased that a subject that has concerned me for years is now receiving attention in the worldwide media.
The bad behaviours that have been passed down through the years have led to people being locked up and being found guilty of crimes. Even if you think the procedures should be changed, you shouldn’t go about doing it by convicting individuals and putting them in jail. There is still work to be done, the MP remarked, so I’m delighted we’re having these debates.