Chiefs call for Reaffirmation Exercises in Borders

Chiefs call for Reaffirmation Exercises in Borders

Traditional leaders that live along the border of Malawi and Mozambique in Machinga district have appealed to government to conduct reaffirmation exercises to control the conflicts in the boundary

Speaking during stakeholders meeting which was organized by Department of Peace and unity under Ministry of local government, Traditional Authority Mposa, expressed worry over frequent eruption of conflicts between Malawians and Mozambicans on boundary issues.

The traditional leader pleaded with security agencies in Malawi to tighten security of Malawians in the boarder land saying most children are being trafficked and women harassed.

Commenting on the appeal, Women representative in the area of Senior Chief Mlomba, Linly Mtundu, said women and children living along boarder areas in the district have become victims of conflicts hence asking human rights bodies to intervene.

On his part, department of Peace and Unity in Malawi Spokesperson, Alick Kampedza, said they organized the meeting with stakeholders to intensify issues of peace as well as unity and drill them on early warning skills.

The intervention which is being supported by UN women is targeting nine districts that share border with other countries namely Machinga, Nsanje, Thyolo, Mulanje, Mangochi, Karonga, Salima, Kasungu and Nkhatabay.

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