Hons. Agnes Limbo, Gotthard Kasuto and Eunice Iipinge at the workshop on human trafficking underway in Ghana
|Story by George Sanzila
Accra, Ghana - The expert regional workshop on the role of Parliamentary committees in combating human trafficking and forced labour was opened officially by the Ghanaian Speaker, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye in Accra, Ghana yesterday. Hon. Oquaye noted that human trafficking and forced labour are recognised globally as crimes and therefore efforts should be made not only to address the symptoms but also look at underlying causes such as poverty. He further noted that there should be factual data on the issue and that robust corroborative approaches should be adopted if the status quo needs to be changed.
According to statistics provided by the CPA UK, sponsor of the workshop, there are over 40 million victims of human trafficking cases in the world with half of that figure attributed to the Sub Saharan region. The region is said to be a source, destination and transit point for human trafficking. The Namibian Parliament is represented at the workshop by Hons. Agnes Limbo, Gotthard Kasuto and Eunice Iipinge. The workshop ends on Thursday (13/06/19).