AFRICA/ZAMBIA - The Bishops: "The spread of sex parties marks the moral decay of several teenagers"

Lusaka - "The Catholic Church is concerned about the moral decay that has engulfed some teenage girls and boys as it was reported of young ones who were involved in immoral activities of sex orgies and alcohol abuse in Lusaka and Livingstone", says Fr. Winfield Kunda, Director of Social Communications of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops in a statement on 3 September, highlighting the discovery of a "sex party" in a home near Lusaka, which was attended by 70 teenagers aged between 13 and 18.
This is the last of a series of similar episodes which have recently happened in the capital, Lusaka, and in Livingstone.
"This development if not curtailed fully and stopped, will explode. It leaves each one of us baffled as to what kind of families such children will raise in future and consequently the kind of the nation we shall have", continues Fr. Kunda.
In addition to the risk of premature pregnancies, this kind of behaviour increases the spread of HIV/AIDS, the spokesman for the Episcopal Conference underlined.
"Those children that were caught in those group sex, should not be left without being counselled on the dangers of such acts and how the country of Zambia depends on them for its future. Parents should not be defensive in trying to protect them but be ready to let their children be directed in the right path and be helped in moral formation of their children", concludes Fr. Kunda.