Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Zambia child week file photo
Chief Kathumba of Katete district in Eastern province has warned people in his area against shunning immunization of measles being conducted by the ministry of health.
Chief Kathumba expressed sadness over some apostolic church members who are refusing to have their children immunized against measles saying the situation had led to 14 deaths in his area.
He was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Katete.
He noted that such people retard development adding that they should voluntarily leave his area because they were also deterring efforts by government to protect children from communicable diseases to avoid premature deaths.
Meanwhile, the traditional leader has commented government for constructing classroom blocks at three Basic schools in his area.
He named the three Basic schools as Gunda, Chimwalala and Chingaza.
Chief Kathumba expressed happiness that government had fulfilled its promise to construct classroom blocks at the named schools and that works were progressing well.
He stated that development of rural areas was dependent on an educated nation adding that the construction of the classroom blocks would enable children learn in an enabling environment.
The traditional leader has since warned parents who marry off their children of stern action against them.
He said the rural area development was dependent on children accessing quality education as it was key in social and economic progression.


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