The Mbarara district Chairperson Cpt. JB Bamuturaki Tumusiime has challenged LC1 leaders on failure to settle simple cases of gender based violence in their localities.
JB said that local leaders keep a deaf ear to some cases and they fail to report or settle them with excuses that they are threatened by the family heads.
He noted that they should not be intimidated by any one as the government is supposed to supervise all the people and settle disputes within families therefore they should do their roles from the ground not from their offices.
He made these remarks while opening a two day training seminar for selected members of LC1 committees from three divisions of Kakoba, Nyamitanga and Nyakayojjo in Mbarara municipality which focused on gender based violence, case handling and referral pathway held at Pelkan Hote organized by MIFUMI.
The Mbarara district MIFUMI Coordinator Evelyne Kyomugisha Maridadi said that they expect these LC leaders to sensitize their people and learn how they can handle gender based violence cases with ease.
She said that these three selected divisions are statistically leading in gender based violence cases therefore they expect with this training the cases can reduce and have stable families in their societies.
Source: www.mknewslink.com; a western Uganda news website.