The topic of law and order has been the dominant topic for questions and responses in this sitting of parliament, where the question now put forth is whether there will be a real working plan put together to address it going forward.
The Minister for Internal Security, Peter Tsiamalili Junior, gave a simple response to this on the floor parliament today during question time when he said the matter falls back to all Members of Parliament and what they do in there provinces and districts.
“There is a need for us to be working collaboratively to address law and order,” said the minister.
“There must be a need for all levels of government to address, it’s a holistic approach.”
He said each province has its own law and order issues to deal with and planning must be done at the provincial level down to ward level.
He said from the ward level, leaders now must work together with district and provincial level to identify the challenges and then have the Provincial Police Commander put together an operational plan where the Police Commander can deliver to officers in the districts, so to operate from.
Minister Tsiamalili said that at the national level, where he as minister, will work on getting in the funding support and putting together policies to support all law and order initiatives and efforts on ground with police, the Judiciary, NGOs and community and civil society groups.