A workshop for policy planners and officials from various governmental institutions and agencies involved in labour migration has been held in Harare.

While migration offers many workers an avenue for improving their economic security, it also comes with the risk of victimisation of workers through deception and fraud.

It is against this background and many other issues that a policy workshop has been held in Harare, according to Dr Locary Hlabanu, who is the ARLAC Acting Director.

Guest Speaker at the event, Mrs Gloria Moreno, who is Regional Labour Migration and Mobility Specialist for Africa, said lack of jobs and decent working conditions in countries of origin continue to rise despite growing unemployment rates in many host countries.

The workshop is being attended by participants from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Swaziland, Egypt, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.