Namwala District Commissioner, Gevar Nsanzya says government is committed to fighting Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country .
Mr Nsanzya said it is for this reason that his office has been conducting sensitizations meetings around selected parts of the four chiefdoms of Namwala district on gender based activities.
The Namwala District Commissioner was speaking in Chitongo area when he toured Mangwele School in Chitongo area of Chief Nalubamba’s area.
Mr Nsanzya added that the Patriotic Front (PF) government attaches great importance to welfare of both women and men so that they continue living in harmony hence allocation of funds for gender based activities at district level.
He said government has allocated funds for women’s clubs so in order to empower women in the district.
Mr Nsanzya has since appealed to women in various parts of the district to form clubs so that they engage themselves in self reliant projects.
Meanwhile, Senior Chief Nalubamba says cases of Gender Based Violence in his chiefdom have reduced because of sensitization of women on the dangers of the vice.
Chief Nalubamba also appealed to married couples to respect each other so that they foster unity in the families and communities, saying a family is a very significant unit of a community.
The chief was speaking in Mwanamwale village of his chiefdom during the seven-day tour of strategic villages by Namwala District Commissioner, Gevar Nsanzya, who last week conducted a comprehensive village visit of strategic villages in Nalubamba Chiefdom.
Chief Nalubamba has commended villagers in Mwanamwale village for sponsoring ten vulnerable children in the village to school.
He said it is good that the community of Mwanamwale has taken a leading role and this will motivate other stakeholders like NGOs and government to come and help the community.