Botswana: Minister for State President of Botswana, Kabo Morwaeng, has called on the church to actively deliberate on issues of Gender Based Violence (GVB) as such cases continue to be on the rise in Botswana.
Minister Morwaeng made the remarks at the ecumenical service of prayer against gender based violence on women and children that was held this morning at National Assembly grounds organized by the Botswana Council of Churches (BCC).
He said the time has come for churches to organize Christian Men’s Conferences and men fellowships, where deliberation could be made on how best society to raise and mould boys into responsible men, loving, caring and supportive to their sisters, mothers and all women around them.
He said the government remains ready to strongly support such initiatives for the building of a better Botswana. Minister Morwaeng implored the Botswana Council of Churches to ensure that different denominations recurrently convene to pray and help believers to renew and seek restoration of the moral fabric bequeathed upon the nation by God.
Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Pono Moatlhodi, called on the churches to keep praying for Members of the National Assembly, most precisely for cordial relations and exemplary character in the diversity of their views.
With the service held under the theme: 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈; 𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔; 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 Botswana Council of Churches Treasurer Rev Mmachakga Moruakgomo said the prayer service that concluded their week long activities was to show solidarity and support for victims and survivors of Gender Based Violence.
Locals of the area are happy with the move of the government. One of the residents said, “Good move, minister. Someone who hasn’t lost a loved one due to GBV will find this useless, and he/she is right to think that because it hasn’t happened to them. There is a lot happening in this country, and all those need attention one by 1, so there is no need to condemn whatever is being addressed at this present moment; it doesn’t mean other issues are of no concern.”