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POLICE in Central Province has banned grade 12 school leavers’ annual parties, to prevent misconduct and alcohol abuse by the young party goers.

Central Province Police chief Lombe Kamukoshi said the ban has been as a result of high levels of misconduct by school leavers in previous years.

Ms Kamukoshi said her officers in collaboration with the council would soon commence an exercise to close boarding houses which were also a haven for immoral conduct in Kabwe.

Ms Kamukoshi said this during a Press briefing in Kabwe yesterday.

She said the growing trend of misconduct during school leavers’ parties was a matter of serious concern, hence the decision to ban such parties.

She has since written to the provincial administration and provincial education office over the matter and directed all officers-in-charge to ensure there was adherence to her directive.

“I want to say that Central Province will not allow the holding of parties by school leavers because of the bad behaviour which is exhibited. We have seen in some cases how our girls dress,” she said.

She said the ban had been done in good faith and aimed at protecting the lives of school leavers.

She warned that those who would attempt to go against the ban should be ready to face the law.

She appealed to parents and guardians to ensure their children did not go into conflict with the law.

On the boarding houses, Ms Kamukoshi said police were working on a programme to see how best to curb the situation which was now getting out of hand.

She said that preliminary findings indicated that some people were using the boarding houses for immoral activities and that this would not be allowed to continue.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Kudos to you Ms Kamukoshi and team. I remember this immoral behavior since the ’80s when I was completing my Form V and this has gone on unabated over the years. The parties have resulted in pregnancies, contracting of all sorts of diseases and loss of limb and eye in unnecessary fights! I hope all other districts/provinces could follow suit. It’s about time…

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  2. Are we turning into a Muslim nation? We will soon start stoning people to death. By the way, do the police have the right to make such a decision? Is this not a constitutional matter? If the school leavers are of legal age it is their right to consume alcohol until alcohol is criminalised for everyone, is what I would think. And, immorality in boarding houses. What is immorality? Sex? Of what business is the sexual conduct of two consenting adults to anyone else? Is this not intrusion of privacy? Are we really a democracy? Our we democrats? Is democracy what we truly aspire for? If it is, if we think we are, then let’s get real and start focussing on what really matters instead of infringing each other’s rights carelessly and lawlessly. If law enforcement becomes unlawful what hope do…

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  3. Monkey banana, please understand that democracy also calls for responsibility and stop misleading people.

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  4. why worry about people who want to kill themselves? let then go clubbing and they can as well as dies if they want to, People don’t go to church but when it comes to clubbing they need the police commissioner to control them? Malabish

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  5. …considering what I witnessed the other year, I think this is right move tho not full proof….tho we consider the school levers to be young…they are not as dull as we may think they are….yes. they wont organise the infamous usual house parties they know they will be under the eagles eye by the police and the public in general….these guys started planning for their school lever’s party in January…contributions here and there…what will happen is that they will still come together and go out as a group to authorised night clubs like the Chez ntemba just as any other reveller and boom… ..police beaten to the game

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  6. They are young dumb and unwise. In fact arrest any teacher that encourages this foolishness like its normal behavior. That are Zambia’s future so their underdeveloped brains need protecting.

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  7. Chanda Chibanda, responsibility in a democracy implies taking care of everyone’s best interests, not just suppressing ideas or behaviours we do not approve of from our own personal and often limited experience. Morality is a very relative phenomenon and can not be compartmentalized in one single definition or code of conduct. If boarding houses are illegal, then the problem is the boarding houses, not the customers. If the customers go there to have sex, what crime are they committing? As much as I may or may not agree with certain things, if this is a problem then it should be tabled accordingly and go through lawful processes of amendment, not unilateral decisions from organs who are not the political voice of the people. Parliament is, and so are district councils. I think those are…

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  8. THATS FAILING TO PLAN. WHY CAN’T U COME UP WITH GUIDE LINES ON THE PERMIT EG PARTY SHOULD~~ START AT 8~12 hours~~ HEADMASTER ,DEPUTY,TEACHERS FOR THOSE GRADES,ONE OR TWO TO BE POLICEOFFICERS OR PARENTS TO ATTEND. SCHOOL GIVE A REPORT SHOULD BE WRITTEN AFTERWARDS A COPY TO POLICE.

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  9. On the issue of school leavers, ba Chibanda, children will always do things we may not want them to do. That is the nature of growing up and experimenting. Forcing this ban on the kids will just send them underground. They will still drink, but they will just go where you can not see them, which is even more dangerous because they could get exposed to more weird forms of behaviour, and you wont be able to monitor. If it is a real problem, as it seems to be, a panel should sit down comprising representatives of the provincial political administration, educators, parents, youth leaders, and church elders if you like, though I find those irrelevant except for those who believe, to diagnose the root cause of the problem and find a long term solution, not this patchwork ban which wont stop the…

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