NEWSDAILYNIGERIA– The Mercy Corps in Collaboration with USAID has engaged some stakeholders on Consultative Dialogue across four strategic communities in Kaduna North and two communities from Kachia local government areas on peace building.
Speaking the Conflict Technical Adviser of Mercy Corps, Mr Danjuma Saidu ,said the organization has been working with different communities in Kaduna state and stakeholders that where trained on different sectors on their peace building Programmes.
According to him, the essence of the stakeholders’ dialogue forum Programme was to bring the trained members from four communities in Kaduna North together and that of the two communities from Kachia to discuss progress of their activities and also dialogue and ensured that their activities in various communities are moving forward.
Similarly, the Senior Programe officer Mercy Corps, Mr Emmanuel Shall, while giving an insight on one of the Programmes introduced by the Mercy Corps, which is known as Community Accountability Mechanisim Programe,(CARM noted that the initiative was drawn from their two humanitarian commitment Programmes.
According to him, CARM programme is about commitment which talks about the dignity of people who need help and are in crisis situation and needed to be treated as humans.
He said the aim of the CARM was to monitored and get feedback on how the staff of Mercy Corps are relating with the people through some channels introduced not only to trained members, such as lhe email, WhatsApp and Facebook.
On her part, the Chairperson International Federation of female lawyers Kaduna chapter Mrs Zainab Atoba, described the program as apt by bringing people that are trained on peace building from different communities in Kaduna state. for further engagement and dialogue
While lamenting the state of insecurity, called on government to continue to do more in ensuring adequate security for the citizens.
She also called on the citizens to do more by giving out information about strange people coming to their communities.
Saying” That banditsi given birth by parents hence the need for parents to stand up to their responsibilities of ensuring they know what there children are doing at a given time.
She also advised the married women to always enquire and try to know what their husbands do for a leaving and not just to care about money been given to them.
” But also care about how the money is been made because this kidnapper has wife families and children “
She also expressed worried over how the kidnapper get commodities they use most especially the essential communities.
Pointing out, that another worrisome issue is that the kidnapers make phone calls to make negotiations,
“We are asked to register our Sim cards , can’t they be tracked
“The service providers what is the essence of the registration if you can not track their lines” she wondered