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UNICEF supports Labor Department with IT equipment

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By Cherno Omar Bobb

UNICEF last Wednesday officially handed over ‘UNICEF support IT equipment’ to the Department of Labor for its child labor unit at a ceremony held at Labor Department office along Kairaba Avenue. The equipment included 5 printers, 5 laptops and 5 sets of cartages.

In his remarks on behalf of UNICEF Country Representative, Eustace Cassell, Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF said the partnership between UNICEF and the Department of Labor is growing from strength and they hope that it will continue because the issue of child labor in the country is on the increase and something has to be done to make sure strategies and actions are taken to cub the problem.

He added that, child labor is part of the overall child protection system and as such they are concerned that something be done to improve upon what is going on in terms of children having to work especially in the worse forms of child labor in the country.

Mr. Cassell said they hope the equipment will help continue the journey of strengthening work related to child labor.

Nyallow Barrow, commissioner of labor at the Department of Labor thanked UNICEF on behalf of the department for the equipment he said they badly needed. He added that, the generosity was not first of its kind, saying they will make best use of the donated equipment to ensure the child unit is strengthen.

He noted that, the unit was dormant but since UNICEF started supporting them three years ago there is a lot of improvement.

Mr. Barrow also assured donors that they will put the equipment into good use, adding that, their plan is to open offices across the country to combat child labor.

COB/12/05/22

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