Chisomo Children’s Club on Wednesday advised chiefs in Blantyre to influence their Members of Parliament (MPs) to pass the human trafficking bill into law once presented into the House.
This comes against the background of a drafted report on human trafficking in 2009, currently, at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Lilongwe.
Speaking when delivering a presentation of the situation of Human trafficking in Malawi, Habiba Osman, gender justice and human trafficking coordinator for Norwegian Church Aid Actalliance, who was also the facilitator of the discussion said human trafficking is worse.
“We reminded government, after change of government about the Bill, but it is yet to be tabled. The Ministry of Home Affairs told us that they are looking into other issues in the report,” said Osman.
Osman added that the only way to go is to pass the Bill, which is in a report form at the moment into a law.
Louis Malajira, child protection officer for Chisomo Children’s Club said his organization thought of intervening after appreciating that human trafficking practice is growing.