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Child-Trafficking Worries Ishmael Lo

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VISITING Senegalese singer Ishmael Lo has dedicated his music to protecting
vulnerable African children.

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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.

				
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