Anti-Trafficking Plan launched
Brian Rungano Temba
HARARE – Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga on Wednesday, launched the 2023-2028 Zimbabwe Anti-Trafficking in Persons National Plan of Action (NAPLAC) as the government continues with its commitment to stop the trafficking scourge.
The Vice President said the citizenry shouldn’t be easy prey to human traffickers as the Second Republic is driving the country towards development.
The latest development makes Zimbabwe one of the anti-human trafficking countries to draw up a detailed blueprint that will drive the country’s response to this menace.
“That is why you have heard His Excellency the President Dr Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa saying wherever Zimbabweans are, we welcome them back home,” said VP Chiwenga, adding that no Zimbabwean should be humiliated outside his own or her own motherland.
“We have a beautiful God-given country full of riches.
“All we need is to be united and use the resources we have, use the education we have and develop ourselves,” added VP Chiwenga.
The United Nations congratulated Zimbabwe for launching the Anti-Trafficking in Persons National Plan of Action 2023-2028.
“The United Nations Family in Zimbabwe recognizes the efforts that have been made by the Government of Zimbabwe – at policy, legal and institutional levels –to fight human trafficking,” said Ambassador Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe.
“I would like to reiterate that the UN will continue to support the Government of Zimbabwe through strengthening technical cooperation to enhance the fight against human trafficking while working towards addressing the root causes of human trafficking,” said Ambassador Kallon.