Zambia Child-Trafficking Worries Ishmael Lo http://allafrica.com/ VISITING Senegalese singer Ishmael Lo has dedicated his music to protecting vulnerable African children. http://allafrica.com/stories/200503160003.html http://www.childtrafficking.org/cgi-bin/ct/main.sql?ID=1471&file=view_document.sql VISITING Senegalese singer Ishmael Lo has dedicated his music to protecting vulnerable African children. The singer whose visit to Zambia is sponsored by the French embassy said he was concerned that child trafficking had become rife, hence, his involvement. The singer said he would grace the Francophone week by organising a concert where part of the money raised would go towards helping the underprivileged children in Zambia. Mr Lo said at a Press briefing in Lusaka that the problem of child trafficking was rife and needed concise effort by both Government and the community. He said intensifying the fight against the scourge was the only way to stop such business by exposing such activities in songs and through media advocacy. He said the problem of street kids would not end if the concept of the extended family was not revisited. Meanwhile, Mr Lo said the Visit Zambia Campaign had created an opportunity for him to champion the course of the vulnerable children. Meanwhile, the United Nations Children's fund (UNICEF) has commended Government for coming up with a committee to tackle the problem of child trafficking. UNICEF head of child protection Gabriel Fernandez said at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that the initiative was welcome.