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There are more critical issues affecting the mining sector other than Human Trafficking – Rohee

human trafficking+guyana+tier 2Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee speaking at a forum as part of Mining Week at the International Conference Center on Wednesday.

The event was dealing with the social ills affecting the mining industry and Trafficking in Persons is no stranger to such activities in the remote communities where mining is done.

Rohee did not spare words to reject claims about the neglect and non-support when it comes to dealing with the issue of Trafficking in Persons.

The Home Affairs Minister said every year a national report on Trafficking in Persons is published by the Government showing their views of the situation.

He said the report is open to criticisms but at the end of the day the Government has the authority to pronounce on the issue how they see it fit.

The Guyana Women Miners Organization President Simona Broomes has been leading the way in bringing the issue to the front burner recently and has been outspoken about the issue of Human Trafficking.

Several reports conducted by the US State Department have shown that young Amerindian girls are seen as one of the most vulnerable groups for traffickers.

Last year Guyana was ranked in the annual trafficking in persons report at Tier 2 and the Government came under heavy criticism by sections of society for not doing enough to confront the issue.

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