Ngabwe chief asks for police station

From KALUNGA MUSONDA in Ngabwe District
CHIEF Mukubwe of the Lenje people of Ngabwe District in Central Province has implored Government to quickly address security concerns in the area, which lacks a police station.
Chief Mukubwe said this on Friday when United Nations Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan, who was accompanied by Central Province permanent secretary Edwidge Mutale and Ngabwe district commissioner Melody Phiri, paid a courtesy call on him.
Chief Mukubwe said the district is facing a lot of challenges, including cases of gender-based violence (GBV), due to lack of security.
“People need to be monitored on their wellbeing by the police,” Chief Mukubwe said. “In June two people were killed and the matter was reported to police yet nothing was done.”
Chief Mukubwe said Ngabwe, being a new district, has many challenges and cases of violence are on the increase because there is no police station.
Chief Mukubwe complained that his chiefdom has been neglected in terms of development for many years and something needs to be done.
The traditional leader said abuse of alcohol is one of the contributing factors to the increase of GBV cases in the area.
Ms Rogan said Ngabwe has many challenges that need to be addressed as soon as possible.
“We are trying to work together to support Government in meeting the needs of people and we will extend our support,” Ms Rogan said.
She said it is very sad that GBV is on the increase and stressed the need to sensitise the community on the dangers.

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