Deputy Labor Minister for Planning and Human Resource Development J. Levi Demman has assured that the Liberian girls ‘traded’ in Lebanon will return home in 10 days.
Though Minister Demman did not say the exact date of arrival, he said the girls will be in the care of the Ministry of Gender and Liberian National police so as to protect their integrity.
Sixty-Seven Liberian girls were taken to Lebanon by a Lebanese businessman- Abbas Debs, owner of the Speedo Printing Press in Monrovia.
Mr. Debs is reported to have put the girsl under the impression that they were being taken to Lebanon to work at his brother’s business center which needed more workers. But upon their arrival in Lebanon, it was a different story, as people who had paid $250.00 for them had gone to the airport for them to be used as house girls and sex slaves.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister Demman has disclosed that upon the arrival of the girls in Monrovia, an investigation will be launched to get to the bottom of the situation.
By Bridgett Milton