By Kenson McCloud
Non-Governmental Organisation, Coalition on Child Rights (NGO-CCR) has expressed optimism that there will be an improvement in children’s welfare in the country following the passing of the National Children’s Commission Amendment Bill.
The passing of the Bill means, for the first time ever, the country will have a Children’s Commission which among other functions will advise government on matters relating to children’s rights and welfare.
Speaking to Timveni NGO-CCR Executive Director, Desmond Mhango, said the commission will ensure there is coordination and corporation among stakeholders that provide child-related services.
Mhango said children in the country should be excited as they will finally be given a platform to actively participate at every level on issues affecting their wellbeing.
According to the National Children’s Commission Bill, there shall be two children commissioners who will form part of the commission.
However, Mhango appealed for intensified awareness campaigns aimed at enlightening the children about the Bill.