Luapula Province Social Welfare Officer Anita Machina says the Province has a high rate of child negligence in Zambia.
Speaking during the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC)’s workshop with civic leaders and stakeholders on policies and laws on child marriage recently in Mansa District, Machina appealed to the civil leaders in Luapula Province to collaborate with the social welfare offices in the region to safeguard children’s lives.
And Machina revealed that officers from social welfare are having challenges during their investigations because residents are economical with the truth, hence the need to work with ward councilors.
Machina expressed optimism that if social welfare can collaborate with civic leaders, the rampant child negligence in the province will be curbed.
“The Province has a high rate of child negligence in Zambia” Machina said