Deputy Director DCI Mr Joseph Ashimala presided over the official closing ceremony of a three-day training and simulation program on Trafficking in Humans and Smuggling of Migrants held at the DCI Academy.
The high-level training was sponsored and facilitated by the German Cooperation GIZ through its Better Migration Management program, and brought together a multi-agency team drawn from key security agencies in the country alongside service providers from selected Non-Governmental Organizations.
In his remarks, the Director emphasized the need for adoption of more pro-active counter-trafficking approaches in addressing the human trafficking vice, saying that these will corroborate the existing investigative and Intelligence-centered mechanisms.
He further cited as unfortunate the prevalent cases of kidnappings and trafficking of persons in various parts of the country, but expressed optimism that the ongoing multi-agency crackdowns on the underworld would soon terminate the syndicates.
Meanwhile, the Better Migration Management program Regional Coordinator Mr Marco Bufo congratulated the course participants, saying that the skills acquired through the series of trainings by the GIZ would pragmatically contribute in the fight against human trafficking and Smuggling of persons.