The Cost of Labour
The worst forms of child labor include any job that involves a child working in a hazardous environment, doing work that is harmful to their health, interferes with their education, or inhibits their physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development.

Date Created : 2/8/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Shang Annang Papa Nii

It has emerged that the involvement of children in economic activities in the Oti Region is more than six times the national figure.

Whereas Oti Region recorded 20.8 percent of children’s involvement in economic activities in the 2021 National Population and Housing Census (NPHC), the national figure was 3.3 percent.

Five other regions, namely North East, Savannah, Upper West, Northern, and Upper East also recorded high figures—11.4, 9.9; 9.3; 8.6 and 6.1 percent respectively.

The highlights further indicated that in the Greater Accra region, children’s involvement in economic activity is predominantly in service and sales, representing 42.6 percent.

The highlights from the 2021 NPHC also said more than 2 in 5 (45.5 %) unemployed persons who are 15 years and older are available for work but are not seeking employment, of which the youth (15-35 years) constitute two-thirds.