By Jecina Chikwelete
The local non-governmental organization, River of Life says it has helped rescue over twenty children from being trafficked to neighboring Mozambique in a period of nine months in Phalombe district.
However, speaking with Timveni, the organization’s Programs Officer Richard Muluzi said its monitors are failing to work properly due to lack of Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment.
According to Muluzi, use of uncharted routes is also affecting the organization’s operations since monitors are stationed at border posts.
Muluzi has therefore asked for collaboration among stakeholders in the fight against trafficking in persons.
Child rights activist Amos Chibwana has hailed River of Life for its efforts aimed at stemming child trafficking and has since urged stakeholders to render help to the organization.