By Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba
I have been privileged here at the African Union to immerse myself in the debate about Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R).
I have been privileged to have traveled to the USA, twice, to specifically to represent Africa to discuss these two programmes being unleashed on Africa.
Is our problem sex or poverty?
I think the focus should be implementing comprehensive entrepreneurship education than aggressively funding Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
We will benefit more from vocational, money, business and trade training than Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
CSE was designed to make the next generation “less homophobic”, accept sex as a matter of right and exclude parents from sex education of their own children and adolescent to promote “Its my body, its my right”!.
More and more countries are calling for the discardment of CSE and for the adoption of a sex education that is friendly, approved by parents, the Church and stakeholders.
CSE is like those IMF Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAP) now held in shame!
No matter how much you “localise” the content, no matter how you make it “cultural sensitive”, at the heart of CSE is a determined goal to achieve, sexualise children, make them less “homophobic”, and let them know that sex is a right with whoever they wish to have it with.
No matter how determined our experts were, SAP achieved its goals: de-industrialised our economy, liquidated our state-owned enterprises and shifted us to an import-oriented and dependent economy.
So is CSE! CSE was designed for a purpose and will receive huge funding from the cooperating partners and sponsors to achieve the purpose it was created for.
CSE has a twin partner that is also co-heavily funded, the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SHR&H) which promotes adolescent sexual rights, sexual orientation, and abortions.
The solution to child marriages, teen pregnancies, sexual abuse and unwanted pregnancies may not lie in CSE and SRH&R.
Our traditions have rich sex education that can be adapted, modernised and adopted without eroding our culture, without insulting our religion, and without polarizing the parents and withoutadopting CSE programmes.
Why don’t we invest in our indigenous and tested knowledge?
This is not an experts’ issue, it is a parents’ issue.
Africa has been raped, defiled, enslaved and bankrupted but, has stood the test of time and foreign pressure and invasions because of its culture and traditions.
The two programs are designed to dismantle that!
Imagine if the $300million earmarked for Zambia for CSE was spent on entrepreneurship training and support!
We can unleash an economic beast in our young people!
Bane, ukwali insoke, takwafwile muntu.
MOZO TV: The Giving back show is coming to your screens soon!
The Giving back show is coming to your screens soon! Only on MOZO TV, channel 94 Top Star. You will also get to be part of the show by nominating a family or individual, give a brief background of their story and help those who cannot help themselves.
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Calling patients with Non communicable Disease (NCDs) to take part in an online survey
Background and rationale for the study:
As you might be aware, the COVID-19 pandemic affects people with Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more severely than the general public. We also know that people with NCDs require constant supply of medicines and remaining in constant touch with their doctors. COVID 19 has disrupted services in several countries and could have impacted negatively access to care for persons with NCDs in Zambia.
We have since designed a study that will help us understand the challenges and other issues patients and families are facing that might be directly or indirectly related to COVID 19. Patients with NCDs like hypertension, diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases are well come to participate.
This will be an online survey. You or your relative need just need follow the link to get to the survey.
The first page explains the purpose of the study and then there is a section where you need to provide consent to take part.
The study has been approved by research regulators. If you have any questions, we have added our contact details.
Looking forward to your participation. Click here to access the survey: https://stmarys.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/covid-19-pandemic-and-health-seeking-behaviours
#Mwebantu, help Police find Dr. Tasila Mercy Tembo vehicle
POLICE in Lusaka are looking for a motor vehicle, Isuzu KB 250 a double cab registration number BAG 1966 grey in color which was driven by Dr Tasila Tembo prior to her disappearance.
“This is the vehicle the deceased was driving at the time she went missing. Once more, anyone with information relating to this motor vehicle should report to any police station or post,” Mr Mwale said.
The body of Dr Tasila was found in a decomposed state covered with leaves in Nanking Army Training Centre in Mikango area.
Mr Mwale said the body was temporarily buried at a traditional burial site in Mikango area awaiting postmortem to be conducted today at the University Teaching Hospital.
He said police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect who has been identified as Lieutenant Nigel Mwaba aged 33 of Zambia Army in Lusaka.