Child prostitution on the rise in Mangochi

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The increase in the number of street children has become a cause for concern for Mangochi District Council considering that most of the children engage in crime and child prostitution.

Mangochi Social Welfare Assistant Officer, Harvey Mbwezo, made the observation last week during a court users committee meeting.

He said the social welfare sector in liaison with the police in the district have noticed an unprecedented increase in the number of street children.

Mbwezo said the department would ensure the trend is reversed by disseminating information on the rights of children particularly those in the streets and the type of abuses they are subjected to.

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Increasing number of street children worry authorities in Mangochi. (Image credit: www.panoramio.com)

“We have child protection workers whose responsibility is to receive cases of children who have been abandoned or are being raised by an elderly person or an incapacitated person who cannot manage to fend for themselves,” he said.

Mbwezo said the social cash transfer scheme which government introduced is meant to strengthen less privileged households so that children from such families could go to school.

“To stop street children from going back to the street and also reduce illiteracy levels in the district, the social cash transfer provides school fees, school uniform and learning materials to children from the social cash transfer scheme beneficiary households,” he said.

Mbwezo added that the government social protection programme ensures that children are brought up in a family–like environment in order for them to enjoy their rights and be encouraged to realize their full potential.

“We are working with different organizations which have established places where such children meet especially those who are between the age of 6 and 18 so that they play and learn a lot of things and also share experiences,” he said.

(Mana report)

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  1. That is very treu children can invove in prosititution because of poor salaries both sides companies like g4s as wel as goverment of malawi, parents failling to suporp school fees for their children because of poor salaries children is just mongaring in the societies, like myself am working at g4s company in malawi, end of a month irecieve k20000, just think can you manage to pay school fees for your children with k20000, can you manage to make a good budget for your farmily,can you manage to pay lental for your family, at g4s we are working without eat food the whole day,but end of amonth k20000,it is so painful,but the company is world wide, goverment please look our salarie at g4s.

    • Sinanga kummwera ko zokoma ndizambiri, and kuli malo okongola ambiri nde instead of focusing in a education nthawi imeneyo simapezeka, places like Mangochi ngati unakhalako cape maclear, monkbay, mpondasi etc ndimalo okoma hvy, kumakhala chrismax everyday thats why zimenezo zimachitika unlike kumpoto, even ku zomba ndikokoma hvy, Liwonde and blantyre, ndimalo okoma amene tilinawo here in malawi, so I don’t blame people from the sourthen region but I blame the sweet and beautiful places which they have in their region, even akumpotoko amati akaphunzira they settle there mpaka kuyiwala kwao, tili ndima friends the Gondwes, Mkandawires, Sakara etc kumudzi kwao amangoti kumpoto but sanapiteko, Agogo awo anatchona mu Soche ku BT, bambo awo amagwira job ku zomba koma anagula plot ku mangochi boma!

    • Future oh u mean because its beautiful that’s why fathers bonk their daughters. Kusadziwa ndikufa komwe. Which party of Malawi can u tell me. Matenati afodya akuchokera komweko kumwera. U can go around but no person from northern will go kumwera to grow tobacco. Because of lack of education u just bonk anyone even yo daughter. Ses fisi anatukwanitsa Malawi was that side of Malawi now u have a new fashion of bonking daughters I think even boys they are f**ing their mothers. Yerrrr inakakhala mbewu yachimanga bola kukazinga

    • I am happy proud of Tumbuka because we don’t bonk(f***) our daughters and no fisi. We are well educated and self control. We get these tenants from south. They work for us the whole year and we pay them a Panasonic radio. How lucky we are. We don’t relay to your government. The person who brought democracy was from my region. Because now u have screw it. U are bonking your daughter’s ass how stupid is that

    • Though u employ some people from Southern as your tenants in your tobacco farms, but it is still meaningless to we southeners since those people they don’t contribute in any development of your region, they usually come here with what you give them there and they do big things here no wonder southern region is a developed region here in malawi, and even you people from Nothern you go to school inorder to see the beautiful land of southern region, and you even contributes in the development here as if it is you home land, and even nditakuuza apa anthu ku mangochi ndi otukuka hvy kuposa kwanuko, mangochi anthu ambiri ofcoz sanapite ku school, but ndi anthu ochita bho hvy, top 1 to 5 yama boss muno mmalawi ndi a Mangochi, and even ku mangochi ko kwaoko ndikotukuku hvy, sikuthengo2, and kwachoka anthu awiri amene analamulako dziko lino!

    • Though u employ some people from Southern as your tenants in your tobacco farms, but it is still meaningless to we southeners since those people they don’t contribute in any development of your region, they usually come here with what you give them there and they do big things here no wonder southern region is a developed region here in malawi, and even you people from Nothern you go to school inorder to see the beautiful land of southern region, and you even contributes in the development here as if it is you home land, and even nditakuuza apa anthu ku mangochi ndi otukuka hvy kuposa kwanuko, mangochi anthu ambiri ofcoz sanapite ku school, but ndi anthu ochita bho hvy, top 1 to 5 yama boss muno mmalawi ndi a Mangochi, and even ku mangochi ko kwaoko ndikotukuku hvy, sikuthengo2, and kwachoka anthu awiri amene analamulako dziko lino, president amene anabwela ndi Democrancy is Dr Muluzi!

    • Because u don’t know. So those we send they help maybe u can learn. Don’t forget we have house in all three regions but the one in Mzuzu is a mansion. I have travel the world darling. I have seen good cities like Arkansas in US, Paris Miami. I have gone as far as Canada. What is Mangochi or BT to me. BT is small city darlin i can drives it in few hours in out

    • Hahaha….we are talking about our own malawi not other countries, we are talking about our regions where we come from, so don’t compare Blantyre and U.S.A or Canada, and here in malawi we also have people from mangochi, Machinga and Balaka who are doing great things in foreign countries and are well known, the likes of Eugen Khumbanyiwa in Holly hood, Issah Ibraheem who have a company of making his own shoes etc but those people never went far with their education, education isn’t everything, but knowledge from God is everything, they is no mansion in Mzuzu, go to BT and see mansions, ku mpoto ngati kuli anthu amene amakonda kupita ku R.S.A ndiku Mzimba, while ku mmwera ndi Mangochi, but anthu aku mangochi zimaonesa coz amatukula kwao rather people from mzimba!

    • And I have also traved in Ighland, Dubai and in Chine, kuno ku Africa ndakhala kwambiri ku Sudan in Karthom and in Tanzania, Zanzibar, I went there for studies, while in Ighland I went for a holiday to see my elder bro who is currently working there, in Dubai and Chine it was a bussines trip, aim a clearing agent @ Kamuzu International Airport (KIA)

    • So do u compare Dubai to Mangochi or Vegas to BT. The point here is not about beauty of place but behaviour or people in that area. I am a engineer in big car company. I have a certificate to work with Germany car company not Kia , Toyota but Audi, BMW, Merc, Volkswagen. These are big machine with big engines. Maybe I must employ u when my papers are ready. We will open car dealership of preowned and new car (SUV) no China or Korea or Japan or tata from India but sports car look on my picks one of my collections Audi TT convertible and 2 BMW R1200 motorbikes. All this because of my parents school fees.

  2. Child engage in prostitution because expenses of school fees in education poor salaries, parents failed to pay school fees for their children.

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