Govt Engage Chitipa District Council Stakeholders In Conflict Management
In a bid to promote peace building and conflict management among people in the Chitipa, the Ministry of Civic Education and National Unity on Monday held an engagement meeting with district stakeholders in conflict mapping for the district.
Deputy Director of National Unity, Dyton Kang'oma said conflicts are a threat to peaceful coexistence and national unity among people which, in the long run, slow down the progress of developmental projects at the district level, and the country at large.
"Unity is a requirement for driving towards the success of the Malawi 2063 development blueprint. Therefore, people should live in peace and harmony in order to foster development at the district level, and national level as well, in order to realize the national dream," Kang'oma said.
One of the participants at the meeting, Lucy Silumbu, who is also a representative of the women's forum in the district, said a lot of women in the district do not participate in developmental activities due to the abuse they face in their societies.
"A lot of women face abuse in their societies such that they don't fully participate in developmental activities. After this discussion, the misunderstandings will be ironed out and more women will start participating in development projects in their respective societies," Said Silumbu.
The Ministry of National Unity is engaging district councils in the country to create awareness of the Peace and Unity Act of 2022 and institute District Peace Committees in all districts which will be responsible for settling conflicts among people at the district level.
Currently, six District Peace Committees in these areas have already been established in the country.