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We’ll support state on GBV – inmates

CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe
INMATES at Mukobeko Maximum Correctional Facility are concerned about the high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) in the country.
Matthew Mohan, who is on death row, said as a result of GBV-related offences, there are many convicts serving sentences.
“Seventy eight percent of the population in prison are GBV cases and we are concerned,” Mohan told Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili who visited the facility recently.
Mohan said this at the correctional facility during the launch of the K1.7 million Maximum Agriculture and Poultry Project (MAPP), an initiative of inmates.
He said inmates have realised that through interaction in incarceration, a number of men serving various sentences are offenders of GBV.
The MAPP will enable those in the correctional facility to engage in poultry, rearing of animals and growing of different crops on commercial basis.
Mohan said proceeds from this commercial undertaking will also be used to supplement Government and other partners’ efforts in addressing GBV in the country.






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