The Chief Fisherman of the Sekondi Fishing Harbour, Nana Kofi Essoun, has revealed that over 900 commercial sex workers are currently plying their trade at European Town, the community hosting the harbor at Sekondi.
Speaking in an interview with Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson on Connect FM’s Omambapa morning show, Nana Kofi Essoun indicated that the situation is worrying and demands the attention of the Western Region Security Council (REGSEC).
According to him, the situation has led to an increase in criminal activities including armed robberies in the area.
“The harbour is now not safe. As I speak with you now, we have over 900 commercial sex workers from Nigeria who have erected sheds for their trade. They engage in various activities endangering the peace we have been enjoying at the harbor,” he indicated.
According to him, there have been several armed robbery cases recorded at the ghettos with some persons being killed.
“Just yesterday, one young man known as Yeboah was killed in the area. They claim he was a thief. We got there and realized they had killed an innocent man. I have spoken with his family members and the police are investigating the case,” he added.
Nana Kofi Essoun is blaming the Western Region Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, for refusing to take any action whilst the situation escalates by the day.
“The regional coordinating council headed by the regional minister has refused to act but we will not sit aloof for things to get out of hand. I will make sure their structures are demolished soon,” he revealed.