The Zambian government says it has forseen a number of challenges in the year 2010 owing to the rising illicit drug trade and human trafficking.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS, today, Home Affairs minister Lameck Mangani says the new year will be challenging for his ministry in providing security.
Mr. Mangani said in view of the forth coming 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 World Cup in Angola and South Africa, Zambia was most likely going to be used as transit route for human trafficking and illicit drug curtails.
The minister explained that in in an effort to curb this, government has tightened security at border posts and other border areas.
Mr. Mangani noted that security personel at border posts are also being educated on human trafficking and how to address the vice if found in such a situation.
He said travellors were also being scrutinized at the various border posts to lessen chances of dugs or human trafficking.
Meanwhile the Minister says the crime rate reduced during 2009 becuase of the efficient and professional work done by the Zambia Police.
Mr. Managani has also commended the migration department, Zambia police, the prisons department for there professionalism in the manner the handled situations that have to do with the law in the nation during 2009.
Mr. Magani has since urged the Zambians to continue promoting peace in the country and desist from conducts that hamper peace in the nation.