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ICCA says child labour in the country “is not relevant” but considers law enforcement as “the biggest problem”

Praia, Jun 12 (Inforpress) – The president of the ICCA today considered that child labour in Cabo Verde is not very “relevant”, despite acknowledging that the biggest problem in this process has been the inspection of existing laws on the matter.

Maria Livramento Silva made these remarks to Inforpress when she spoke about the child labour situation in the archipelago, as part of the celebration of the Intentional Day against Child Labour, which is celebrated on June 12, under the theme “Child should not work, childhood is to dream “.

Citing INE data published in 2017, according to which 92% of cases of child labour occurred in the rural world, in agriculture, fishing and inert extraction and informal business, the head of the ICCA said that at this moment the greatest concern lies in the Maio Island where boys continue to accompany their parents in fishing.

In this island, she stressed, the police have carried out an “excellent” inspection work when called by the ICCA, after denouncing another.



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