Use technology wisely, VP reminds parents

DODOMA: VICE-PRESIDENT Dr Philip Mpango has reminded parents and guardians to use technology properly in a way that does not affect the good upbringing of their children.

One of the negative effects of the bad use of technology is the weakening of the parent-child bond, something that leads children to lack love and protection from their parents, VP Mpango stated.

He added that online violence also threatens child security whereby children are blackmailed to engage in criminal acts.

“I really ask parents and guardians to spend time building a friendship with children in order to know their development, their friends, and give them the freedom to express challenges they go through,” Dr Mpango stated.

He made the statement when officiating at the ordination ceremony for Dodoma’s Auxiliary Archbishop, Wilbroad Kibozi. According to the VP, ICT has immensely contributed to moral decay and illegal acts.

Because of that, he noted, parents were supposed to be at the forefront of children’s upbringing so that they become good leaders in the near future.

Apart from that, Dr Mpango asked youth to engage themselves in agriculture, which he said would improve their economies instead of devoting much of their time to job searching.

According to him, the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, during his lifetime insisted on agriculture as a base for individual economy instead of spending much time on unnecessary matters.

Dr Mpango further used the occasion to support efforts by President Samia Suluhu Hassan on clean cooking by avoiding the use of firewood and charcoal, in joint efforts to protect the country’s environment.

“We need to make sure that by 2034 everybody should have capitalised on clean cooking and shunned the use of charcoal and firewood,” insisted the VP.

VP Mpango said that Dr Samia, who had been invited to officiate at the event, had contributed 100m/- that will be spent on the construction of the Kizota Roman Catholic Church as well as the Mbwanga Catholic centre in the capital city.

Archbishop Beatus Kinyaia, of the Dodoma Catholic Archdiocese, requested Archbishop Kibozi to help the young persons whose relationships had persisted for a long time to tie knots, as he asked politicians to put God at the forefront instead of opting for superstitious beliefs in the next elections.

Archbishop Kinyaiya asked top government officials to consider punctuality at several events whenever they are invited to help citizens who were spending lots of time waiting for them.

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