Cabinet has approved the Revised 2007 National Policy to Combat Human Trafficking.
Chief Government Spokesperson CHUSHI KASANDA says the approval has been necessitated by the need to address emerging issues and guide interventions aimed at resolving increasing levels of human trafficking.
She says Cabinet led by President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA on Friday discussed general policy and legislative issues of which the National Policy on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants was among the topics.
Ms. KASANDA, who is also Minister of Information and Media, says the approval is aimed at ensuring that Government programmes are well-coordinated on issues of Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants in the country.
The implementation plan for the policy is 2022 – 2026.
And Ms. KASANDA says Cabinet also approved in principle, the introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the Anti-Human Trafficking Act of 2008.
In a statement Ms. KASANDA said Cabinet is worried about Zambia being a source, transit, and destination for human trafficking and smuggling.
Other policies approved during the same Meeting by Cabinet, is the National Migration Policy and its Implementation Plan.
She revealed that Cabinet also approved the hosting of the African Organisation of English – Speaking Supreme Audit Institutions Working Group on Information Systems Audit and Management Annual Meeting scheduled to run from September 26th to 30th, 2022.