By Easter Khunga
Mzuzu Police Station has organized sensitization meetings and youth outreach activities to help reduce crimes and accidents that happen during mother’s day celebrations.
Speaking in an interview Monday, Mzuzu Police Station publicist, Edith Kachotsa said this is a measure to curb crime and accidents, rampant during these celebrations.
“We will be going round to communities to sensitive them on how they should present themselves during these celebrations to avoid loss of life and property, “said Kachotsa.
She added that police will be going to media houses, community meetings, churches and some village bank groupings where most women are found to disseminate the messages.
“As police we believe that by conducting these meetings before the actual day many lives and property will be spared,” she added.
The publicist said the sensitizations would also focus on gender based violence as it is during these times the cases are high too.
“There are always fights concerning money in marriages which lead to violence hence the need to sensitize them on how to handle their finances,” said Kachotsa.
She also disclosed that police have made plans in connection with road traffic to increase road blocks and traffic checks to make sure that all vehicles are road worthy to avoid road accidents.
Meanwhile police are appealing to the general public especially women and the youth who will be going out to celebrate to stay away from alcohol which is a major cause of crimes and loss of lives.