Minister Nandi-Ndaitwah calls on Namibians to report suspected human trafficking activities

Minister Nandi-Ndaitwah calls on Namibians to report suspected human trafficking activities
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Namibians are called upon to be vigilant against all acts of trafficking, especially during these trying times of COVID-19.
The call was made by Deputy Prime-Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah during the commemoration of World Day Against Human Trafficking in Persons.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said COVID-19 has presented many social challenges, therefore, there is a need to put in place domestic and international laws to criminalise trafficking globally.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said, "this may cause the vulnerable and desperate members of society to become prey to traffickers, especially young people. Traffickers may entice them with promises of employment both inside and outside the country. "Care should therefore be taken when inquiring on job offers or advertisement of employment opportunities that look too good to be true. Traffickers out there are selling people into slavery in exchange for money. Traffickers do not care and they don't feel any guilt or remorse when they sell their fellow human being."
Ndaitwah also applauded Namibia on attaining the United States grading tier one of Trafficking in Persons.
This means Namibia has met the minimum standards in eliminating human trafficking.
Also speaking at the occasion was the Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Doreen Sioka, who said, "we all need to support them so that they are provided with the required services such as counseling, shelter, and the required medical services, Government of the republic of Namibia is ready to explore all possible essential and practical operations to support them."
This year's commemoration was held under the theme 'Committed to the Cause, Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking'.