ZAMBIA is making significant efforts in eliminating human trafficking, the United States (US) Department of State's 2013 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report has noted.
Although Zambia maintained its "Tier 2" ranking for anti-trafficking efforts, which means while the country does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, it is making significant efforts to do so.
Walusungu Msondo was first approached by traffickers while he was fishing at Lake Malawi. "The foreigners were being directed by two local people who could show them where they could find young fishermen.
Pope Francis has encouraged Zambia to continue with its constructive role in the international community and help in combating human trafficking.
Speaking when Zambia’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Paul Lumbi presented his credentials to him at the Vatican today, Pope Francis who also addressed sixteen other diplomats said he is deeply troubled by the scourge of human trafficking because it threatens the very dignity of humanity.