By Emmanuel Onyango
BODABODA drivers in Mpanda Municipality in Katavi region have taken an oath of vengeance of protecting school girls against unsafe sex that make them become impregnated and hence denied their rights of being developed academically.
An oath of vengeance has been conducted by the Deputy Minister for Health, Community development, elderly people and children Dr. Faustine Ndugulile as part of the progressive implementation of the campaign dubbed, “I am a lady and acknowledge education is the whole plan”.
The campaign was inaugurated on 11th October 2017 with a view to sensitize awareness on the fight over childhood pregnancy in local communities.
Dr. Ndugulile has said that in order to succeed in eradication of this habit, the society aught to build a close cooperation between parents and guardians as well as the community.
The movement should include the government and other stakeholders so as to avoid female children to be enticed from getting involved in sexual intercourse at a tender age and later become pregnant at infancy age
He added that, the aim of the campaign has targeted to combine a joint concerted efforts with members of the community including Bodaboda drivers in collaboration with the government to prevent and stop activities related with childhood pregnancy at the community and school levels.
“May I declare that this campaign will help to a greater percentage rate the combination of our efforts as people and government so as to suppress such immoral acts” he insisted.
Either Dr. Ndugulile has advised drivers to get away with an impression of getting involved with sex relations with children, except they should be protectors in their quest to eradicate the matter among our children.
He has advised them to uncover immoral acts that have the urge which usually lead females into committing adultery and later become pregnant so that the law should take its own course.
On his part, Mpanda District Commissioner Lilian Matinga has said that they shall continue cooperating with different stakeholders by imposing strong strategies that would enable them curb men or youths who involves in these mischief acts that harm female school going children school in Mpanda district in Katavi region which at the national level is leading with the highest 45 percent.