31 January 2013

Angola: Exploitation of Minors in Angola Worrying, Says INAC Director

Lubango — The director of the National Children's Institute (INAC), Ruth Mixinge, on Tuesday in Lubango City, Huíla Province, said it is worrying the case of traffic and exploitation of minors in Angola, since they are they are vulnerable and subject to any type abuse.

Speaking to the press at the end of a meeting with the vice governor for political and social matters, José Arão Nataniel, the official said there are in the north and south of the country individuals that transport children to other areas without the authorization of the authorities and relatives.

According to the official, the government of Angola is taking steps to fight this phenomenon, which involves strengthening the controls, as well as preventing the entry and exit of children, both in the provinces and outside the country without proper authorization.

Ruth Mixinge reported that children are transported to areas where there are farms and others for drugs or organs trafficking, so the government will do a deep work for this problem to be banned from the country.

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