TAMA Farmers Trust says it is working tirelessly to sensitize farmers and grower associations on the dangers of child labor in the industry.
Nixon Lita, Chief Executive Officer for TAMA Farmer’s Trust told Yoneco FM online that currently they are implementing a project with the Elimination of Child Labour in Tobacco Foundation (ECLT) to raise awareness on the vice.
“We are working with health workers and agriculture extension advisors in this project.”
In the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, TAMA continues to warn growers against employing children to work in tobacco fields.
“We are trying to sensitize growers that with Covid-19 there may be issues of labour scarcity but they should not resort to use children.”