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By-laws Fail to Protect Children from Child Trafficking

Poverty has been attributed to increased cases of child traficking Poverty has been attributed to increased cases of child traficking - File photo

A senior chief in Phalombe whose area of jurisdiction shares boundary with Mozambique says she is banking her hope on initiatives that can help to curb child trafficking after enforcement of by-laws seem to hit a snag.

Speaking to Zodiak Online Tuesday, Senior Chief Nkhulambe said introduction of initiatives such as Village Savings and Loans (VSL) and the reforestation programs to parents can significantly assist to avert the tendency being perpetrated by some parents.

Senior Chief Nkhulambe said for a long period of time chiefs have been conducting meetings about the dangers of trafficking in person activities but the vice is still practiced at an alarming rate.

Nkhulambe said some parents claim they send children to Mozambique due to hunger which is ravaging the area.

"Most parents have told us that if they do not send children to Mozambique, they will not eat since children do some piece works which assist them," said Nkhulambe.

Recently, a community based organizations, Michesi Tioloke, hinted on the need to enforce by- laws to protect children that slip through with the aid of some parents to work in Mozambique.

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