Ghana’s Citi News reports that Chinese women are being trafficked into Ghana to service expatriates working in the country, according to the Accra-based non-governmental organisation Enslavement Protection Alliance West Africa. Comments by Tatiana Kotlyarenko, executive director of the NGO, via the paper:
“They are deceived and brought here under wrong consent,” she stated. “None of them really know that they are coming here to do that. ”
“The thing is that they are generally given the impression that they have an indentured labour so when they are brought here, they are forced to do this.
“They are beaten, their passports are taken away, they do not speak the language, their families are threatened and they are told that they owe huge amounts of money that they have to work off,” Kotlyarenko added.
“They are not really paid. After they have worked for a certain amount of time for a year for free, and might be getting a little bit of this money put away. ”