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Ghana’s refusal to observe a disconnection between its official age of maturity and the reality is thus problematic. Additionally, by insisting on children living with their biological parents, the role of the extended family system, which has been extremely instrumental in the socialization of children, is not recognized. Even in the face of extensive structural changes emanating from global forces and cultural diffusion, the Ghanaian extended family system remains intact. Given the potential for traffickers to exploit this practice, is it imperative to take appropriate measures to deter criminals from abusing the system, rather than prioritizing nuclear family structures in contravention of local traditions.

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