Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:19:08 +0000
By SANDRA MACHIMA
GOVERNMENT will not condone and entertain unacceptable practices to infiltrate and corrupt the moral fibre of the citizens, says Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili.
Reverend Sumaili said it was disappointing that some individuals and organisations could openly defend uncultural and unholy practices such as the use of sex toys and dolls when the country was expected to uphold high moral standards and ethical behaviour.
She said Zambia was founded on Christian principles and values and would never give room to anyone planning to import, sell and promote sex toys and dolls as a normal business.
Rev Sumaili said her ministry would work closely with law enforcement agencies to ensure the practice was completely halted in Zambia.
The minister said, “the Penal Code under Section 177 forbids the importation, sell, conveyance and engaging in the promotion of obscene materials or objects that can corrupt morasl.” “Therefore, the Government will not allow this evil and immoral act of using sex toys.
She said President Edgar Lungu has time and again called upon the youth to uphold high moral and cultural values and abide by the law so as to contribute positively to the development of the country.
Rev Sumaili said promoting the use and trade of sex dolls was defeating the efforts the Head of State was making, adding people and organisations propagating immoral acts had no blessing and place in Zambia. Recently, PeP was quoted in some sections of the media as saying there was no crime in using and buying sex dolls.