Phalombe Council Warns Parents
Phalombe District Council has issued a stern warning to parents who are sending their children to work as house-boys where they are selling some items in various trading centres.
Councilor for Mpasa Ward, Bernard Komwa, has told Zodiak Online on Sunday that the trend is violating right to education hence the council will not spare such parents but allow the law to take its course.
He said during market days boys are always seen carrying cooler boxes selling freezes while their friends are in class.
"This is killing the future of these children because they will be unproductive, if they are weaned from school," said Komwa.
Komwa said this at Phalombe Secondary School ground when the district social mobilization committee (DSMC) disseminated various messages under the "Kulumikiza” campaign.
Director of Planning and Development for Phalombe district council, Kelvin Harawa, said the campaign has greatly assisted in disseminating different messages in the district.
He said the recent Polio campaign was a success due to the campaign which helped in disseminating messages on the importance of the vaccine uptake among children.
During the event, Linguni Primary school football team defeated Nambiro Primary School with four goals to zero.