Molale has a point, parly security is lax

Molale wants to tighten parliament's security
Molale wants to tighten parliament's security

This week, the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Eric Molale informed Parliament that the executive has decided to up the security in and around the National Assembly as a matter of urgency. Mmegi Staffer Writer, OARABILE MOSIKARE argues that the security upgrade is overdue

Molale told Parliament that political discourse of late has been characterised by deep emotions and actions that call for increased vigilance. He said there are many people with unlicensed and illegal handguns in the country. To protect the legislators from harm, an agreement was reached with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Gladys Kokorwe that security assessment is done by the relevant agencies. What Molale did not tell Parliament is how the legislators would be protected from harm outside Parliament.

These latest developments are a clear demonstration that for years, the ministry responsible for Parliament did not have the pulse rate of security. That we are a peace loving country is not an excuse for lax security. That the public gallery in Parliament is always teeming with security operatives is not enough. 

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