Jun 24, 2017 Last Updated 1:49 PM, Jun 23, 2017
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PAC Grooms Stakeholders In Conflict Management

Timothy Nyasulu Timothy Nyasulu Image taken by Nobert MZEMBE
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In a bid to promote peace and social cohesion in managing conflicts in the country, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has organised a two day conflicts early warning and response training for various stakeholders in Karonga district.

PAC is targeting chiefs, religious leaders and the youth.

According to PAC’s chairperson of the board of trustees, Timothy Nyasulu, Karonga district is one of the districts in the northern region that are leading with cases of violence mainly due to land disputes and political differences.

Nyasulu points out the case of the 2014 tripartite elections in Karonga central constituency where violence erupted due to differences in political ideologies.

The Chairperson then urged Malawians to join hands in managing conflicts and discuss ways of involving women in conflict resolution through the early warning system.

Nyasulu further pleaded with politicians to be tolerant enough to accept the results of elections and maintain respect for each other so that both the winner and the loser are on the same page leading towards the development of the nation rather than promoting violence.

According to research done by PAC, Karonga district is in need of serious intervention as it has been hit the most by conflicts.

Nyasulu commended the European Union, United Nations Development Program for their financial support towards the training and the social cohesion project that is working on the promotion of peace in the country.

 

Some of the well notable factors that drive conflicts in the northern region district include poverty, ignorance, superstitious beliefs as well as intolerance. 

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