Liberia joins countries of the world to celebrate World Day against Trafficking-In-Persons

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia, today, joins other countries of the world to celebrate World Day against Trafficking-In-Persons.

This year’s celebration is under theme: “Victim’s Voices Lead the Way”.

According to a release issued Thursday, July 29, 2021, programs marking the day will take place in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

The day will highlight the importance of survivors of human trafficking around the world and how state actors can develop policies to address the issue.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner General of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), Robert Budy, will serve as keynote speaker.

At the same time, President George Weah has assured that the Liberian Government will continue to exercise the political will and provide the necessary support to combat and eradicate Trafficking-in-persons.

The Liberian Leader, however, said:” Human trafficking and its socio-psychological consequences remain a challenge, particularly for a post conflict developing country like Liberia, and resource intensity, logical constraint and porous border management among others, are daunting challenges in the fight against social vices.”

The President’s remark is contained in a special statement issued by the Executive Mansion on Thursday, July 29, 2021, to commemorate World Day against Trafficking-In-Persons.

The Liberian Chief Executive reminded the world that the Liberian Government, last month, allocated one-hundred-fifty-thousand United States Dollars, and additional two-hundred-thousand to enhance the work of the trafficking taskforce.

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted July 30 as World Day against Trafficking-In-Persons, to raise awareness about the situation of victims and the promotion and protection of their rights.

By: Jonathan Grigsby/ Varflay Kamara


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