Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi
Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi

President Edgar Lungu has donated a Toyota Landcruiser and 93 bicycles to Sesheke district with support from cooperating partners to help in the fight against human trafficking and for social protection activities.

The vehicle and bicycles were handed over to the district committee against human trafficking and social welfare community based volunteers by Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi in Sesheke.

Mrs. Kabanshi says there has been an increase in the number of cases of human trafficking in Sesheke district of both Zambians and other nationalities with one thousand cases intercepted at Katima Mulilo Border post every year.

The minister who also launched the communication strategy on mixed migration says majority of the victims are children who are trafficked to neighbouring countries for labour, domestic servitude and sexual exploitation.

Mrs. Kabanshi says government is putting up more intervention measures to curb the vice and mitigate some of the challenges communities are faced including reintegration of repatriated victims.

And the United Nations International Organisation for Migration -IOM- has praised Zambia for taking the lead in Southern Africa in fighting human trafficking.

IOM Chief of Mission in Zambia Marianne Lane says her organization will step up efforts to help Zambia provide shelter for rescued victims of human trafficking.

Meanwhile, Sesheke Member of Parliament Frank Kufwakwandi from the UPND has praised the government for its efforts to tackle human trafficking and other social challenges.

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  1. Is the donation from Government or President Lungu? Where is the president getting all this cash he has been donating? Wow!

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    • Let him donate, presidents get a lot of presents. After all he flies, not driving those land cruisers on treason road anymore.

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  2. Where did he get 93 bicycles? Let me guess the Chines….how can he be donating all this when all he has to do is clap down recklessness in govt expenditure and then allocated appropriate funds to the ministry.

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  3. Please, taking a look at the root causes of Human Trafficking, would enable us prioritize our Proactive and Reactive Measures.
    The following are some of main factors behind human trafficking: Hunger, Poverty, lack of Employment and opportunities for Growth; Mismanaged country’s Economy; Corruption; Oppressive and Repressive Governance; Gross Human Rights Violations; Institutionalized Torture, Terror, Fear, Disappearances, Impunity , Deprivation and Assassinations; Absence of the Rule of Law and Due Process; Compromised Law Enforcement Personnel; lack of Political Will; and Sheer Greed.
    From the foregoing, what is causing Human Trafficking in Sesheke and the entire Country?
    Please identify the root cause in order to effectively address and solve the problem of Human Trafficking in…

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  4. Useless and hopeless president koswe, instead of buying more chemicals to distribute to the poor Zambian people to spray on all contaminated areas to prevent the spread of the pandemic , he does it opposite. What a government of rats.

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