By Emmanuel Onyango
GOVERNMENT has asked the public not to worry with a recent DNA report on demographic figures showing out of 6 children born in each family in Tanzania, 4 were from different fathers.
The Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, elderly and Children Dr. Faustine Ndugulile said scuh claims are baseless.
He was responding to a question today in parliament from legislatures who had wanted the government stand and view on the statistics.
The minister said the demographic figure was directly concerned with those people who went for DNA testing to clear uncertainty which has arisen out of their wedlock and was not meant to all families.
Earlier, am MP Lukia Kassim Mohammed had wanted to know the steps taken by the government to curb child molestations which is increasingly growing in some parts in the country.
In response, the minister noted that, under the government’s strategic program for 2017-2021, his ministry has formed a task force team composed of 50 people from the affected all 26 regions.
He said the task force team is composed of members of police, community development workers, teachers and parents.
However, the deputy minister has appealed to the public to report to authorities any child molestation incident
According to the minister, most of these happenings are practiced by close relatives and that his ministry has in record about 1,200 cases of child molestation which have been reported through various media.
Contributing to the same debate, the Minister for Home Affairs Mwigulu Nchemba called upon religious leaders to help to enlighten the general public over the matter.