By Jecina Chikwelete
Persistent corruption by law enforcers has been singled out as a major challenge hindering efforts of fighting trafficking in persons in the country.
This has been highlighted during an interface meeting organized by Global Hope Mobilization through its project called Tigwirane Manja with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) .
In an interview with Timveni Online one of the board directors of Malawi Network Against Trafficking (MNAT) , Mphatso Baluwa Jim said that Malawi has a long way to go to address the problem, despite having the trafficking in persons Act in place which lacks implementation.
Jim also urged organisations to work together to achieved the desired results.
During the meeting, an issue of exploitation that was done by the Chinese national locally known as SuSu came up and the organisations vowed to act on the issue to make sure that justice prevails.
In his remarks executive director for Global Hope Mobilization Caleb Thole said the meeting was one of the activities lined up under the Tigwirane Manja project to counter trafficking.
Thole added that their organization is committed to supporting government and civil society organisations in the fight against human trafficking.