PLHA move to set measures for the state to benefit from rehabilitation programs for IDPs

The Plateau House of Assembly to set in place measures for the State to benefit from rehabilitation programs for the Internal Displaced Persons IDPs affected by various conflicts in the State.

The House has equally called on the Management Committee Chairmen of the 17 LGAs of the State to be proactive in handling issues of the IDPs on security within their locality. This form part of the resolution on the floor of the house as a matter of public importance was raised by member representing Barkin Ladi constituency, Peter Gyang Dem following the killings in some part of the area.

Hon. Gyang Dem recalled to the house the same submission he made last year which led to the setting up of a special security who looked into the security challenges in his constituency which has resulted to peace in the locality.

He however noted that the renewed isolated killings in some parts of Barkin Ladi are becoming a source of concern which needed urgent Government intervention noting that most IDPs are desirous to go back to their homes and engage in farming activities but cannot because of this new development.

The matter drew reactions, contributions from members who spoke passionately on the need for Government to look in to the recommendation of the House Special Committee on security for possible implementation and urged the Government on periodic review of activities at the IDPs camps.

They also spoke on the need of Government to map out light weapon on authorized persons and constant engagement of representatives, the Management Committee Chairmen with their constituents on confident building.

The speaker of the House, Hon Peter Azi who presides over the day sitting call for a collective effort in sustaining the most needed peace.

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