Child sex trade in Mzuzu cause for concern, Malawi police

Mzuzu Police Station has expressed concern over the increase in children in and around bars and night clubs in the city’s townships for commercial sex.

Child prostitution worries Mzuzu City in North Malawi

Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mzuzu Police Station spokesperson Paul Tembo said police have since launched an awareness campaign on child protection to sensitise the public to the dangers of child prostitution

The development comes after police and the department of Social Welfare rescued five girls from prostitution around popular clubs at the city’s Old Town in January this year.

“In this campaign, we are targeting several groups of people such as bar and rest house owners, parents and school children,’’ Tembo said.

He said children visiting bars and night clubs risk contracting HIV, a virus that causes Aids.

Mzimba North and Mzuzu City social welfare officer Edward Chisanga said he is monitoring the rescued girls. He commended Mzuzu Police Station for the campaign to ensure protection of children’s rights.

“We reunited the rescued girls with their families and we counselled them. We also advised the girls to go back to school. One of the girls fled from home and is back into prostitution while three others have gone back to school. The other one is yet to go back to school but she is being monitored,” he said.

According to 2013 United Nations (UN) statistics, 35 million people globally are living with HIV and Aids and 6 300 people are infected with the virus on daily basis.

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ana aatumbuka kukonda chigololo. Akamalowa mubanja atabooledwa kale.

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My friend this isn’t funny this is not about tribe I hate people when the make funny comments regarding to tribe, race, Religion, culture etc if something is wrong just criticise they way it is, there is nothing wrong with the culture. No parent in this World can be happy to see their daughters into prostitution. And I hate racism triberism If you dont know may be Malawi is not moving forward because of triberism we are wasting our time pointing fingers at each other you are Tumbuka, Chewa ,Chawa Lomwe etc whilst our friends are moving forward instead of… Read more »
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You are right, help him to see things clearly seems he is blind and away from the reality. His focus is only on the phenomena help him to see things in themselves.

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