International Missing Children's Day sample photo for illustration.
Today marks International Missing Children's Day. This event was first observed in 1998 as a joint venture of International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC).
There are about 29 countries in the world who come together to celebrate this event. Among some of the goals for the celebrating of the International Missing Children's Day is to help to fast-track investigations into cases of missing children.
Indeed, Ghana is no exception to the countries where children go missing, some through kidnapping by some unscrupulous persons in the society and several other means.
A typical incident of missing children in Ghana, which gained popularity in recent times, was the case of the 3 Takoradi girls who got missing.
Photo grid of the 3 Takoradi girls who got missing.
This development became one of the most talked about issues in the country; since it resulted in a social uprising in Ghana, as most Ghanaians who sympathized with the deceased family placed pressure on government to 'bring-back-the-Takoradi-girls'.
However, it appeared that efforts to retrieve the 3 Takoradi girls alive proved futile; and for that matter, most people blamed government for failing to retrieve the girls alive.
Considering the fact that today marks International Missing Children's Day, and we failed to retrieve the 3 Takoradi girls who got missing alive, do you think Ghana has learnt enough lessons?
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