Child trafficking and sexual exploitation of children is a crime and a disgrace that jeopardises the future of children. That was the message that dropped curtain during the launching of a campaign against the evil in Bamenda on May 23, 2012. North West Governor, Lee L'afrique Adolphe, was in the chair, when pupils and students, commercial motorcycle riders, the administration and parents committee to stand by the fight in the celebration of war against the exploitation of children.
Prominent during the event, participants who also included forces of law and order committed to build a solid fence around children to avoid exploitation. The message was clear that children are not commodities to be bought and sold as Governor Lele L'afrique Adolphe said if traumatises and it is humiliating to the children as sexual tools. It is against this backdrop that the Governor challenged all to mobilise and fight against child trafficking and the exploitation of children. He challenged parents to rise to expectation in care of and responsibility and not leave their children at the mercy of all sorts of dangers.
It emerges from documents circulated at the event that Law No. 2011/024 of December 14,2011 inspire the fight against trafficking in persons and slavery shall be punished with imprisonment of from 10-20 years and with a fine of from FCFA 100,000 - 10 million where the offence is committed against a minor of 15 years. Pangam Marius was on hand to represent the Minister of Social Affairs at the event.