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Social Welfare Minister Warns Traffickers

By Ada Adams Sesay
The Minister of Social Welfare, Madam Baindu Dassama Kamara has cautioned all human traffickers to desist or else they will face the full force of the law.
The Minister of Social Welfare made this statement on Thursday 18th August 2022.
Madam Baindu Dassama Kamara went on to say that the establishment of the Human Trafficking trust fund is to ensure adequate protection for victims. She added that the funds would be used for the setting up of recovery shelters in various parts of the country. Madam Dassama continued by stating that some of the funds would be utilized in providing care for traumatized victims.
“A minimum of 25-year custodian sentence for person convicted of human trafficking,” she declared.
“A lot of Sierra Leoneans are being smuggled in the guise of fake job, study or settlement opportunities programs,” she said, adding that, it is now time to go after human traffickers in Sierra Leone and their business partners overseas who are in the habit of arranging fake travel programmes for vulnerable young people, especially women who want to seek greener pastures abroad.

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