Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda has said the fight against human trafficking cannot be won if the victims are not taken care of after being rescued

Chimwendo Banda made the remarks in Lilongwe during the presentation of licences to organisations to operate shelters for trafficked victims

He said more needs to be done to ensure that cases of trafficking in persons are curbed

The homeland security minister said “government will be monitoring if the victims are being supports to the expected standards in the shelters established by the NGO’s that have received the licences.”

In his remarks executive director of one of the NGOs that have received the licences Youth Net and Counselling YONECO McBen Mkandawire pledged to provide care to the survivors of trafficking within and outside the country

Mkandawire called upon different players and partners to join hands in supporting this initiative considering that there is still more to be done to eradicate the challenge