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Police officers’ children counselled

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Choma
CHILDREN of police officers are supposed to be exemplary in their conduct by desisting from engaging in vices such as drug abuse, prostitution and early marriages, Southern Province commissioner of police Mary Chikwanda has said.
Ms Chikwanda said police officers belong to a disciplined institution; therefore, their children should strive to be a shining example to society.
The police commissioner said this in a speech read for her by her deputy Milner Muyambango during a seminar for children of police officers.
The meeting was organised by Musokotwane Compassionate Mission Zambia (MCMZ).
The seminar was aimed at enlightening children of police officers on their human rights, child abuse, child marriages and other vices that affect them.
“This training has been tailored to equip you with information that will make you grow into responsible citizens.
“As children of police officers, you are supposed to be a shining example. Your are supposed to exhibit exemplary behavior as your parents belong to a disciplined institution,” Ms Chikwanda said.
Earlier, Zambia police gender focal point officer Ivan Aikayo said the seminar is timely as most children from police camps despite being within police jurisdiction, lack knowledge on various issues that affect most youths.
“Police officer’s children have been missing out on a number of social issues because they are usually in the camp and it is for this reason the police command here decided to hold this workshop to enlighten them on how they can protect themselves from social vices,” Mr Aikayo said.
And MCMZ executive director Genius Musokotwane said the seminar was aimed at equipping the children with leadership skills that can assist them contribute positively to the country’s development agenda.
“We want you to discover vices that impede you from achieving your goals,” Mr Musokotwane said.

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