STAKEHOLDERS against violence in Kigoma region, have been asked to fully fulfill their responsibilities in implementing the program as the situation is still bad for incidents of violence in the country.

Kigoma Regional Administrative Secretary Albert Msovella, said this while closing a one-day meeting of anti-violence stakeholders in the region to assess the implementation of the National Plan to Eradicate Violence (MTAKUWA) and the measures to be taken to deal with the situation.

In a speech given on his behalf by the Administrative Secretary of Buhigwe District in Kigoma region, Peter Masindi said that despite the success in the implementation of MTAKUWA but the situation of violence in the country and Kigoma region is still bad.

The Administrative Secretary of the Kigoma Region said that everyone in his position should carry the agenda of the matter as his personal matter in protecting children and women, while giving an opinion to parents to ensure the protection and care of their children.

Participating in the discussion of the session, Father Castuc Rwegoshora from the Catholic Church in Kigoma Province, said that parents have not yet given religion a major role in teaching and supervising the religious upbringing of their children, which is why the evil acts of cruelty continue in society.

And the Director of the non-governmental organization Women Promotion Center (WPC), Martha Jerome said that if religion is given a greater chance to manage the upbringing of children and give advice to the community at all times, it can help reduce the current situation and people live with the fear of God.

The head of the gender desk of the Kigoma police force, Michael Mjema said that since the establishment of the desks and the implementation of MTAKUWA, there has been great success for the community to provide information on violent incidents that occur and enable various authorities to take action.

However, Mjema said that parents and families are still an obstacle for many cases that fail to reach the end and the accused fail to take action due to the family staying to finish the case at home and sometimes destroying evidence or failing to appear in court when the case is brought there.