By MacPherson Mukuka
A Campaign against child online abuse in Zambia has taken a centre stage.
Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (Zicta), the initiators of the crusade dubbed child online protection has moved forward by appointing Zambia’s Boxing Champion Catherine Phiri as Movement Ambassador.
Speaking shortly after the unveiling of Catherine Phiri, at the just ended 88th Agriculture and Commercial Show, Zicta Board Chairperson Emmanuel Musonda says the authority has taken recognizance of Catherine’s achievement and wants to build her from there by appointing her ambassador.
And in receiving the appointment, Catherine Phiri says she will work closely with the Zambia Children and educate them on the safety use of the internet.
Catherine has further called on parents to educate their children about the good and bad part of the internet.
Meanwhile Oriental Quarries Operations Manager Christopher Malunga says Catherine’s appointment as Child Ambassador has shown to the cooperate world that she is a disciplined sportswoman.
And Catherine’s Coach, Mike Zulu has expressed happiness at the step Zicta has taken to appoint Phiri as a Child Ambassador.
ZICTA has embarked on a nationwide campaign to protect children against unsafe use of the internet and other ICT devices.
Catherine’s appointment may not have come at a better time than this when the WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) silver bantamweight champion has won the hearts of Many Zambian’s with the majority been the young ones.
We hope that she will use her career and appointment wisely to help build both her and the young ones who look up to her as a role model.