Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Experts rise against domestic violence and rape

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Stakeholders have frowned at the spate of domestic violence and rape in the country, attributing it to decline to observance of African culture and tradition, which, according to them teach moral values.

They further lamented that majority of parents have abandoned their primary responsibilities in pretense of searching for greener pasture and other engagements, making their children to grow without imbibing the various ethos of society.

Speaking at event entitled “Kick Against Domestic Violence and Rape” pet project of Anambra State cultural queen, Lolo Oluoma Loveth Ugochukwu, the stakeholders who included barristers, spiritualists, doctors and cultural enthusiasts urged Igbos to teach their children the language and other related cultural practices.

According to one of the resource persons, Prophet Ramas Okoye Asuzu, Mayor and Ambassador of Peace, increase in hotels and eateries in Anambra State and decline in farming and other agricultural activities, were contributory factors to rise in the inhumane act including robbery in the state.

Asuzu, who said that it was an abomination for any couple to file for divorce or complaint in police station over family problem, noted that such anomalies were not on sight at medieval days while African men were marrying more than a wife, and urged couples to seek education from elders statesmen like himself on alternative ways of resolving family disputes.

Speaking also, the Director General, Movements of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN), Rita Ebelechukwu Anigbogu (Ada Biafra), disclosed that her group in partnership with Vine Shield Limited were working in harmony to curtail this through introduction of 8 Lolo (cultural queens) across 8 Igbo speaking states in Southeast and South South.

These queens, according to Anigbogu, would be only young exceptional Igbo ladies charged to teach the culture, language, tradition and others to people across the nooks and crannies of Igbo land.

“Lolo Anambra is defending her pet project today. In November this year, we shall elect 8 new lolo to represent us as ambassadors of Igbo culture, language and tradition across core Igbo speaking states like Anambra , Enugu, Imo, Abia, Rivers, Delta and Ebonyi. They would use their pet projects to educate our people to return to their culture” she added.

Earlier speaking, the organiser, Anambra State cultural queen, Lolo Oluoma Loveth Ugochukwu, advised youths to be ambassadors of their various culture, language and tradition, and also shun pride and arrogant in all ramifications.

“This programme taught us how to control our temper, implications of violence, and others. In fact, it went successful. I wish to organise more of this projects in life. Barristers, Doctors, Traditional Ruler and others were present to address the issue at hand” she added, noting that the project has inspired her to register a foundation with C.A.C in order to impact on her generation positively.





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