A plea to government to crack the whip on drugs

This publication has previously addressed the huge problem that the country is facing, being excessive use of drugs. Sadly the problem is not going away, but it is rather worsening.

Parents live in constant fear that their children who have become addicted to drugs may harm them, looking for money to get a ‘fix’. Some parents have even decided to kick their children out of their homes because they tend to sell anything they come across when they want to buy drugs.

There have been instances where a parent was murdered by their own child who was demanding money to go and satisfy their urge for drugs.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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