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MDJS CONTINUES WITH THE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN-SERI...
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MDJS CONTINUES WITH THE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN-SERINAME SETTLEMENT

MDJS CONTINUES WITH THE ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN-SERINAME SETTLEMENT

 

 

 

Kgosana Saborole has encouraged Serinane villagers to attend Kgotla meetings so that they could not lose out on important information and messages shared at the Kgotla.

While making a presentation Ms Veronica Rabakane said it is the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security that Batswana and their property are safe no matter where they are in this country. She said theirs is to ensure that every Motswana is safe. Ms Rabakane said it has been proven that people are being trafficked in Botswana and other countries and this phenomenon has become a global concern. She highlighted that Serinane is the first village to get an opportunity to get a sensitization Kgotla meeting following a plea made by the area councillor.

She said people are trafficked in diverse ways such as luring people and promising those better life conditions such as being promised jobs and schooling , forced travels whereby people are deprived of their identity documents and passports, oppressed which is commonly done to women in poverty. Children who accompany their parents end up being used in child labour, forced marriages which is common in women. She advised that the authenticity of the schools should be done with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, enquire at MDJS Headquarters or directly go to the Police.

She however stated that they cannot give the exact statistics as most of the matters go unreported. She went on to say that some people fall victims and end up in the UK and even Canada. The culprits do it very quick and make one fail to tell others about their move. Ms Rabakane encouraged the villagers to be cautious of people who come full of tricks and empty promises.

In conclusion she said your relatives make take one of your children and you would hand them over in good faith, only to find that they abuse your children and are involved in child labour. Your children would be taking care of other children. She said the offence can land on in jail for twenty-five years (25) or even thirty (30) years and a million pula charge depending on the weight of the offence, this is mostly for people who traffic other and reap their body parts for sale or muti.

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