Gender Condemns The Shooting Of Mildred Tamba
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) categorically condemns the shooting that resulted to the untimely death of Ms. Mildred Tamba, a Liberian woman who died on 26 June in the 72nd community in Paynesville, Monrovia.
Ms. Tamba was allegedly killed by a shot from the weapon of James Duma an officer of the Liberia National Police (LNP). This is a senseless manifestation of violence against women and girls.
The Ministry expresses serious disappointment over the death of yet another Liberian woman, this time, as a result of unlawful discharged of fire arm allegedly by a law enforcement officer.
MGSCP welcomes the Liberia National Police's prompt administrative decision to have immediately disrobed and forwarded for investigation the alleged perpetrator.
Gender views the LNP's timely action as a step in the right direction to ensure that perpetrators of domestic violence and all forms of violence against women and girls are brought before the law to face justice.
The Ministry extends deepest condolences to the family of the late Mildred Tamba, and promise to work closely with the Ministry of Justice in ensuring that justice is served.
MGSCP calls on security personnel to desist from the careless handling of fire arms especially when in social gathering.
Given the repeated unseemly conduct on the part of some security personnel, the Ministry of Gender and the LNP are in discussions on a joint project to offer psychosocial training and routine gender sensitive workshops for officers, especially those bearing arms, aimed at averting the scourge of violence meted against women and girls.
Gender emphasizes that Ms. Tamba’s death is regrettable and of course adds to the list of unfortunate incidents that further undermines Liberia's strides in the fight against violence against women and girls.