NGOCC counsels young Mansa mother who sold baby
By Staff Reporter
NON-GOVERNMENTAL gender Organisations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has called for sensitisation of young girls, particularly when they are approaching their teenage.
Commenting on the Mansa 16-year old mother who agreed to receive K1,100 and an itel phone from a traditional healer in exchange for her one month old baby, NGOCC chairperson Mary Mulenga said the act is unacceptable.
“It’s the most stupid thing a human being can ever think of doing – to sell a child that you have given birth to in exchange of money and a phone that will be destroyed in less than a month,” said Mulenga.
She pointed out that young girls were not always ready to take full responsibility of their actions.
“I think girls should not be indulging in sex,” she said.
Mulenga said that if the mother was not ready to look after the baby she should sought individuals or organisations to adopt it.
“There a lot of care homes and private orphanages where such babies can be taken to for care,” she explained.
Mulenga further said the mother of the child exhibited some selfishness and high levels of irresponsibility.