The Sunyani Municipal Security Council (MISEC) has expressed concern over the high rate of commercial sex work in the Bono Regional capital. The activities of the sex workers are common around the ABSA Bank and the Silver House within the Sunyani High Court enclave, as well as the Nana Bosoma Central market. This has prompted the MISEC to put measures in place to clamp down on their activities.
According to Mr Ansu Kumi, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, the rife in commercial sex work and other criminal activities in the capital remained a huge challenge. He assured the public that the MISEC would do everything possible to bring the situation under control.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani, Mr Kumi said, last year the MISEC in collaboration with the Police undertook a special exercise to clamp down on the sex workers but expressed worry that the sex workers had returned with impunity. He, therefore, assured the public that the MISEC had intensified measures to halt criminal activities in the capital and appealed for public support.
It is noteworthy that commercial sex work is illegal in Ghana and those who engage in it risk being prosecuted. The authorities have the power to arrest, prosecute and convict persons found to be engaging in the act.
As responsible citizens, it is important that we support the MISEC in their efforts to clamp down on commercial sex work and other criminal activities in the capital. We must all join hands to make our communities safe and free from such vices.