Kaoma DC attributes child delinquency to alcohol abuse
By Staff Reporter
KAOMA District commissioner Kennedy Mubanga has attributed child delinquency in Kaoma to abuse of alcohol as the local authorities fail to effect by-laws that regulate consumption of beer.
Mubanga observed that the local authority had allowed bars to operate outside regulated time and restricted age limit for the consumption of alcohol.
He noted that the council is not helping in curbing teenage pregnancies and early marriages because of the way it conducts business in the District.
“I am very disappointed with the conduct of Kaoma Town Council management for allowing people to break the law with impunity, “he said.
The District Commissioner said this when a Parliamentary Committee on Youth, Sport and Child matters paid a courtesy call on him at his office.
The committee led by Kalabo Central member of parliament, Chiinga Miyutu, is in Kaoma to measure the extent of early marriages and teenage pregnancies as well as sports administration.
Speaking earlier Miyutu said early marriages and teenage pregnancies in Zambia were still rampant and that serious intervention needed to be put in place.
Miyutu explains that most girls found themselves in very difficult circumstances which exposed them to certain vices.
The committee further proceeded to Kaoma High School where they interacted with the youths and parents.