The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has approved a project valued at over US$100,000 to support the work of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Secretariat of Liberia (NATSL).
IOM, through its project manager, Kamara Mohamed M., made the pronouncement on Tuesday, January 7, when he presented office materials/equipment to the Secretariat stationed at the Ministry of Labour.
Making the presentation on behalf of organization, Mohamed M. said the donation was in respond to a request made to the IOM by the Ministry of Labour in order to combat trafficking of persons in Liberia.
He said the materials or equipment would be used to counter trafficking in person as well as training for members of the secretariat.
Receiving the items on behalf of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Secretariat, the Minister of Labor, Cllr. F. Juah Lawson, thanked the IOM for supporting the government fight against Human Trafficking in Liberia.
She said that the Government of Liberia has in recent time scored some victory in her effort to combat human trafficking, evident by the arrest and prosecution of some alleged human traffickers by the Government of Liberia.
She expressed gratitude for the wiliness to support projects gear towards the fight against human trafficking, and the need for nonstop consultation amongst the partners to ensure the successful implementation of the project.
Items delivered by the IOM included, set of desktop computers, a laptop computer, digital camera, printer, photocopier, projector, and a projector screen and external hard drive.
Established 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization working in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. In Liberia, IOM activities are considered to be one of the most important elements and critical interventions to mitigate unemployment, promote peace, and resolve conflict, etc.