Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas is set to release a 10-minute film on child beggars.
He will be collaborating with OAfrica as part of a campaign called #KidsOurFuture.
In a post on social media, he indicated that the film short will be called “Chained by Begging”.
It is being scored by dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy and is expected to be shown on all major TV networks across the country in August.
“My heart is touched by the plight of little children I see them begging by the roadside,” Anas says in the promotional video for the documentary.
He notes that the number of street children is increasing by the day and that “they give a poor image of our country”.
In a press release on the matter, Anas’ Tiger Eye PI noted that “the phenomenon of child begging is more than just children asking for money on the streets.”
“It was observed that children were trafficked by adults and used as business. Children are denied of their right to education, good health, nutrition, protection and choices and do dangerous work for the benefit of the traffickers, who buy and sell them across borders with impunity.”