My passion now is in helping the Police Service solve crime not by using guns, but by using mediation. Women have traditionally been sidelined in most security activities, but they can be good at conflict resolution. I’m reaching out to female pastors, pastors’ wives, chiefs and chiefs’ wives and trying to get funding to train them in mediation.
After work I do my own business; ordering things, selling things. I run a farm with my Aunt, we grow maize, groundnuts and soya beans. All the women from the village surround me in the fields, I’m a farmer, we talk and laugh. We had a huge harvest last year, so I bought a car and a small supermarket to sell our produce.
I have three sons between 9 and 15 years old and I’m always thinking, how can I invest for them? I train them and tell them, life can change, life can be anything. I teach them how to run a business, how to associate with the right people who can help you grow.
Robbery with violence has been a big problem here, caused by poverty and laziness. Young men don’t want to do farming, they migrate from their village, come to town and find there is nothing to do. Unemployment levels are huge. They resort to robbing from people, money and phones, if they leave you alive you are lucky.
I want to show youths that their lives don’t have to be like that, they can go another way. So, I’m starting a Peace project using drama and poetry to inspire young people and change attitudes. It’s how I can contribute to my country.