Mobility challenges Derail Child Abuse Probes

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Mulanje Police Officer-In-Charge, Senior Assistant Commissioner Kelvin Mulezo, says mobility has been a challenge to investigate and make follow ups on cases on abuses on children.

Mulezo said this on Tuesday when Plan International Malawi presented a motorbike, Yamaha DT, to child protection section at Mulanje Police Station.

“This motorbike will help our officers to investigate and follow up on cases involving violence against children even in hard to reach areas,” said Mulezo.

The OC also expressed concern over rising cases of child abuses, such as defilement and domestic child labour and he called for multi-sectoral collaboration to end all forms of abuse on children.

Plan Malawi’s Program Area Manager in Mulanje, Daniel Kapatuka, said as a child centered organization, they sympathize with children abused in one way or another.

“We decided to donate this motor bike to police so that they are able to probe cases even in hard to reach areas,” said Kapatuka.

During the event, the organization also donated another bike to National Registration Bureau (NRB) office in Mulanje to accelerate birth registration of children since birth certificates will be beefing up evidence in such cases.

Assistant District Registration Officer Donnex Mwenewenya thanked Plan International Malawi for the mobility support and he promised to use the bike purposefully.

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