Female Police Officers from Mponela Police Station launched a three day female-led joint Operation dubbed ‘Basadi’ with a parade aiming at eliminating Gender Based Violence (GBV).

The Parade which matched from SMEDI offices to Mponela Police Ground marked the beginning of this year’s activities which among others the female Cops will lead into some key assignments in detection, apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

Among other activities in the operation will include; sweeping around leisure centres, and expediting conclusion of outstanding GBV cases.

During the period, female officers will lead successful multi-disciplinary roadblocks in law enforcement across Mponela policing area to ensure road safety for all road users.

Speaking after the parade, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Officer In-Charge for Mponela Police Station, Pherson said female Police Officer could equally perform like men.

“This is a great initiative from the women.  I must really applaud them.  It looks good to see Female Officers taking a leading role and having an entire operation by them, it shows that women are capable,” he said.

Nthenda urged communities to join hands with the Police to end GBV by among other things reporting cases to responsible institutions.

Chairperson of Mponela Police Station Women Network, Detective Sub Inspector Veronica Chimberenga said that she looks forward to the road ahead for Basadi.

She added that they are confident that through this programme, they would be able to attract and retain the best female talent in the field.

One of the participants, Chairperson for Mponela Queens, Emily Banda applauded the initiatives saying the programme would foster a rational working relationship between police and citizenry.

BASADI operation is conducted in all Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states with an aim of showcasing the potential that Female Police Officers have in ending GBV.

This year the operation started on May 26, 2021 and run up to May 28, 2021.

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