Sale of babies, as rare as it may sound, has become a way of life in the slums of the Kumasi Metropolis in the Ashanti Region.
A notorious spot for this emerging illegality is the Asafo BB, where prostitution and other forms of crime are gaining grounds.
For prostitutes, business-gone-wrong means getting pregnant in line of duty. Besides having to go off for a while, fending for the baby, in the small shacks where they live, is hell.
A subject for this story, whom I choose to call Abena, gave birth through prostitution.
“I have stopped work for a couple of months so I don’t have enough money to cater for the child and myself. My rent as well,” she told me.
No work means no money to feed herself and the baby, having to manage in a small, poorly- lit shack for which she pays ten cedis daily as …