UTH Records 120 Cases Of Abused Children Under 8 – Bishop Mpundu

Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has revealed that there are 120 cases recorded at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka related to abuse of children below 8. Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has called for a change in attitude saying the numbers shows that … Continued

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Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has revealed that there are 120 cases recorded at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka related to abuse of children below 8. Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has called for a change in attitude saying the numbers shows that this was a tragedy. Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu called the church and Zambians at large to come together and protect children. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT BY BISHOP MPUNDU NEWS RELEASE For immediate publication Date: 23rd January, 2017 CATHOLIC BISHOPS CALL FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN. Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) president Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has called on the protection of Children and minors. Speaking on behalf of other Catholic Bishops of Zambia during the opening of a one day workshop on Child protection held at Kapingila house on Monday 23rd January, 2017, Archbishop Mpundu described the statistics on reported cases of abused children as a tragedy. Archbishop Mpundu further called for the reversal of the situation and announced that that the church stands in a singular position to spearhead the campaign. “[I am informed that] every single month at the University Teaching Hospital 120 children below the age of 8 are abused. And these are numbers of children whom we know about. These cases reported to the police and followed up. But a greater number is not even known. This is a tragedy which must be reversed, and the church stands ready in a singular position to spearhead this campaign,†he said. The ZCCB president further said that the cry of the Church is to mobilise everyone in the Church to fight the abuse of children. “Let us put together whatever we have in terms of reflections to that we can move ahead. Our cry is to mobilise everyone in the church beginning from the family. Children are most abused by the people who know them,†he said. “We have to mobilise Small Christian Communities, Lay Apostolic Movements, the Clergy, the Religious, just everyone to fight child abuse,†he added. The ZCCB president also spoke against conspiracy silence on child abuse. “There is conspiracy of silence in our society. Anything that elders do cannot go wrong. And if it goes wrong people try all ways to dismiss it. But in other parts of the world people are a lot more open about these things but here in Zambia and Africa in general we are silent ,†he noted. Archbishop Mpundu also said that the situation of child abuse must be reversed, for the future of children in Zambia depends on them. “The future of this country is not our children of tomorrow, [but] our children of today. Because what happens to children today remains with them for rest of their lives. And this is contagious and goes from one generation to another. So protect the children,†Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu said. “Our mission is out there. The mission of protecting our children. The church is not a society of mutual admiration. We are the salt of the world. We are sent on mission especially in our 126 years of our Christianity [In Zambia] so that the world out there can work with us,†he said. “Our population is literally young, so we must protect our present. We must do something so that these young people grow up in an environment where they experience love and security,†Archbishop Mpundu emphasised. And Secretary for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Monsignor Robert Oliver commended the Catholic Church in Zambia on its stance on the protection of children and minors. The one day Child Protection workshop at Kapingila house in Lusaka which drew 46 participants from all the 11 dioceses of Zambia was organised by Pope Francis’ 2014 set Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The Pontifical Commission goes around the world to promote local responsibility by assisting bishops, religious superiors and there conferences to develop guidelines, norms, and establish safe environments for children through mutual sharing of best practices. Issued by Mwenya Mukuka, Communications Officer, Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops, +260 977 61 89 11. The post UTH Records 120 Cases Of Abused Children Under 8 – Bishop Mpundu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Boxing Icon Pacquiao Set for Manyuchi Bout

[Zimbabwe Standard] ZIMBABWE boxing superstar Charles Manyuchi is set to have a rare opportunity to showcase his skills in front of global boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when he defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight silver title against Qudra…

[Zimbabwe Standard] ZIMBABWE boxing superstar Charles Manyuchi is set to have a rare opportunity to showcase his skills in front of global boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when he defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight silver title against Qudratillo Abduqaxorov of Uzbekistan in Singapore in March.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Tusker Cancel Europe Pre-Season Plans

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC have cancelled their planned pre-season camp in Turkey owing to the current political instability in the European country.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC have cancelled their planned pre-season camp in Turkey owing to the current political instability in the European country.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kenya Woos More Automobile Manufacturers in Davos

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cabinet Secretary for Trade and Industry Adan Mohamed is in Davos, Switzerland to drum up support for Kenya’s push to be an automobile manufacturing regional hub.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cabinet Secretary for Trade and Industry Adan Mohamed is in Davos, Switzerland to drum up support for Kenya's push to be an automobile manufacturing regional hub.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Where We Stand – Social Democracy for a Better Liberia

[FrontPageAfrica] In recent time, I wrote two articles which were aimed at appraising Liberia’s current economic model that is being used to quote on quote “lift thousands of Liberians out of poverty”. We argued that, the current economic system, in it…

[FrontPageAfrica] In recent time, I wrote two articles which were aimed at appraising Liberia's current economic model that is being used to quote on quote "lift thousands of Liberians out of poverty". We argued that, the current economic system, in its crude and hybrid forms is anti-people.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Liberia – Closed for Business? Taxation, Corruption Hitting High Notes

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Rising taxation, heightened Prices, unabated corruption and the unearthed ghosts at Ministry of Finance poise to make Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf last days a turbulent roller coaster ride

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Rising taxation, heightened Prices, unabated corruption and the unearthed ghosts at Ministry of Finance poise to make Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf last days a turbulent roller coaster ride

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

LRA Applauds Government for Contribution to National Budget

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner for Domestic Tax Darlingston Talery has applauded revenue-collecting government’s Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) for their contributions to the national budget for th…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner for Domestic Tax Darlingston Talery has applauded revenue-collecting government's Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) for their contributions to the national budget for the first half of the 2016/2017 fiscal period.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Liberian Election 2017 – Preliminary Observations and Advice

[FrontPageAfrica] Often when I listen to Liberian radios or when I read in the papers on this year’s Liberian Presidential election, I observe that some supporters of candidates focus on discussing negatively the opposing candidate or candidates and no…

[FrontPageAfrica] Often when I listen to Liberian radios or when I read in the papers on this year's Liberian Presidential election, I observe that some supporters of candidates focus on discussing negatively the opposing candidate or candidates and not talking about their supporting candidates.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Supreme Court Orders Resumption of Darlington George Assault Trial

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Supreme Court Associate Justice in Chambers, Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh has mandated the presiding judge of Criminal Court “B” at the Temple of Justice to resume jurisdiction and allow the state prosecutors to submit the evidence in t…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Supreme Court Associate Justice in Chambers, Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh has mandated the presiding judge of Criminal Court "B" at the Temple of Justice to resume jurisdiction and allow the state prosecutors to submit the evidence in the brutality case against the former Deputy Director Executive Protection Service (EPS), Darlington George.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia