The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has released findings from it’s maiden Border Community Monitoring, synthesizes report.

The report rated the relationship between residents living in border communities and the border security officials as generally good.

In a press release dated November, 19 CDD- Ghana revealed that the level of security awareness in border communities was also rated as good or very good among 46% of residents of border communities.

“In about 87% of communities monitored during the reporting period, there were no observed signs of terrorism or violent extremist activities. However, in about 11% of the communities, the volunteers reported either observing or hearing about suspected criminal activities and cases of illegal cross-border activities, including the smuggling of goods,” the report said.

The report further indicates that human rights abuses in the form of child marriages and child labour are rife in some border communities in the Upper East and Western Regions.

Also, there were no observed signs of youth radicalization. However, the report captured some instances where some youth were involved in substance abuse in some communities in the Volta, Oti, Western North, and Northern Regions.



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