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“SHOE-SHINE BOY” Job, The Common Indigenous Informal Job Lost To Foreigners, The Security Implications On Ghana.

Many years ago in Ghana, the most common ready job for young people used to be Cobbling (Shoe Shine). Young people leave their parents in the village to the capital cities to do *”Shoe Shine”* to help their families back home.

Young people, mostly from the Akan Speaking regions were seen to be dominant in the country’s capital (Accra) in the “Shoe Shine” as a source of livelihood.

Today, it is almost a complete twist, as the common life starting job for the young informal sector is lost to foreign nationals.

Barely ten years now, energetic young people seen in the *”Shoe Shine”* job are mostly foreign nationals from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and others within the West African sub-region.

Peace Fm’ Danso Abiam in Tema, reach out to a few Ghanaian young men who are still in the *”Shoe Shine”* job to know how the situation has affected them.

As the country cautions its citizens of possible terrorism, Peace News wonders if as a country our attention has been on the situation since the dominance of these people who moves around communities in numbers could be a recipe.

In a telephone interview with Dr. Adam Bonah, a security expert and the director of Security Warehouse Limited on this development said, it is a situation that needs urgent security attention.

Story by: Amansieba Danso Abiam, Tema

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