The ugly face of violent crime

Violent crime is rising in the city and as history has it, we fear that it may spread across the nation. Lately, innocent citizens are becoming victims of these merciless criminals, who are not afraid to kill.

The recent spate of crime particularly cash-in-transit heists, violent smash-and-grab especially at roads intersections is a typical example of a storm that may leave unimaginable destruction if not nipped in the bud.

Citizens are left traumatised, fearful of their surroundings and having to deal with post-traumatic stress disorders years after the ordeal. The rise in violent crime particularly aggravated assault on innocent citizens and dispossessing them of their hard-earned properties are not what the country wants to deal with right now.

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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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