Commercial sex workers in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have bared their teeth at the Ashanti Regional Security Council over attempts to get rid of them from the streets.
Their reaction is a response to Ashanti Regional Security Council embarking on an exercise to clamp down on prostitutes and their patrons because it is illegal and a public nuisance.
Thirty-six Nigerian prostitutes arrested in the exercise have already been repatriated.
The Council says prostitution has become a bad influence on minors resulting in increasing child prostitution in the region.
Prostitutes in the region have, however, vowed not to leave the streets insisting that is their source of income. They maintain that until government provides them with jobs, they are not leaving.
According to them, that is the only source of livelihood they depend on since there are no better jobs in the country.
Meanwhile Regional Minister and Chairman of the REGSEC, Simon Osei Mensah, has indicated the Council is supporting the police and the Immigration Service to flush out local and foreign prostitutes.
Personnel of these agencies have, since the beginning of this year, picked up and prosecuted dozens of commercial sex workers in Kumasi and other towns.
Thirty-six of them, all Nigerians, arrested in Kumasi and Konongo between January and April have been sent back to their country.