The National, Tuesday March 4th, 2014
PEOPLE in this country need an attitude change so that families can live a violence-free life, Unggai-Bena MP Benny Allan says.
He handed over a vehicle last Wednesday to the Eastern Highlands Family Violence at the Lighthouse Bible College.
He made a commitment to support their work in the district.
He said social breakdown came from sorcery allegations, violence, gambling, prostitution, alcohol and drug abuse.
“The root causes are lack of education and opportunities that force young people to waste their time and energy in illegal activities which bring fear, insecurity and violence to communities,” he said.
He expressed concern over the increase in social issues affecting the electorate and directed the district administration to address them with the help of the new unit.
He said establishing partnership with NGOs in the province would help deal with a lot of these social issues.
EHFV focuses on promoting family values and responsibilities on family and sexual violence issues.