Being without a job for any reason affects many people’s lives in many ways. Despite being a welcome move, the bold decision by President Hakainde Hichilema to bring to an halt the trend of political cadres collecting revenue in markets and bus stations has without doubt contributed to the increase of crime in Lusaka.
The cadres’ lives have been economically affected, hence some of them resorting to criminal activities to make ends meet.
These factors are some of the causes of the increasing crime rate in Lusaka. To bring back law and order in society, all citizens as stakeholders have roles to play because it starts at household level all the way up to Government.
At household levels, families must ensure that they train their children in the proper way they should go (Proverbs 22:6). The community too has a role to play and as an African proverb goes “it takes a village to raise a child.
At Government level, a lot ought to be done like stiffening of the laws to curb crime.
Nonetheless, the new dawn administration must be given credit for making education up to Grade 12 free because more children will be educated and less involved in criminal activities.