Nyamebekyere is a farming community in the Western Region of Ghana. The traditional communication system of drumming on a small gong gong to call members of the community to meet in the village hall is now replaced by the Compas System, the Community Public Address System using loudspeakers and microphones. Today the Queen mother is calling everyone to gather to discuss the important issue of children trafficking. She is raising awareness of the fact that an increasing number of children are taken away from the community and trafficked to Accra or other urban areas to work as domestics. She is showing clear leadership and determination to engage the community to fight this serious problem.
Shot in Ghana, this film is part of a series of 11 stories of change in good governance through the Mwananchi Project . This ODI project, funded by DFID, works to strengthen citizen engagement with governments across six African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia).
The project is managed in Ghana by PDA Ghana, www.pdaghana.com
Filmed and directed by Dominique Chadwick