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ABSENCE OF TV, RADIO DROWNING RUFUNSA CHILDREN’S VOICE


CHILDREN of Rufunsa District in Lusaka Province say their voices being drowned because the District has no access to radio or television stations.

They have since pleaded for the establishment of the first ever radio or television station in District.

The children are worried that they are denied access to information, education and entertainment because of the absence of traditional media.

One of the children Charity Nkausu of Chimusanya Secondary School in Rufunsa District said the voices of children would be amplified if they had a radio or TV station in the area.

This came to light when the District Commissioner was being interviewed by children, courtesy of ChildFund, to mark the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting – ICDB which is commemorated on March 3rd.

ICDB is a special day when children take over TV and radio stations to air their views on various issues affecting their lives.

Meanwhile, ChildFund Zambia Country Director Simba Machingaidze said in many parts of the world, Zambia included, children continue to face barriers that prevent them from fully realizing their rights.

Machingaidze said there is need to continue striving to create inclusive spaces for where children can express themselves freely without fear of discrimination.

This is contained in a statement issued by ChildFund Zambia Communications Specialist Priscilla Chama-Mpengula.