Lawyer Maurice Ampaw says prostitution can almost certainly never be abolished and that instead of expending efforts on that, we should find creative ways to get those who engage in it to stop.
These measures, Ampaw revealed, could include providing educations and jobs for prostitutes, or training some of them to engage in ‘s*x tourism’.
Yeah – ‘s*x tourism’.
Ampaw, speaking on Hot Fm in response to calls by Tamale MCE Musa Superior for the act to be banned in Tamale, said prostitution is the oldest profession known to man and there’s no way it can be completely abolished.
“We must start going after them (prostitutes) and counsel them. We could provide jobs for those who are fit to work and send the teenagers involved to school to keep them busy because when they get busy with other things, these things could stop but no one can abolish prostitution, the oldest profession because some may do it behind closed doors.” he said.
He added: “What could help is to introduce sex tourism where some selected prostitutes are trained to entertain tourists but this should be something exclusive which could be introduced in the law but it should not be made attractive for others to join.”