Twelve Correctional Services Officers vowed totheir spouses to be faithful husbands in a formal marriage ceremony today.
The couples were presented withtheir marriage certificates bythe Civil Registry to honortheir commitment.
This initiative was enforced bythe Commission to have all its married officers properly registered and recognized.
This was no ordinary day for these Correctional Service officers, asthey came dressed for the partowiththeir wives bytheir side.
The message tothem was to be faithful partners to each ther and withtheir vows in handthey recited promises to stay committed to one anther. Later,they each signedtheir marriage certificates to endthe process.
Many ofthe officers were married through custom and this wasthe first time thattheir union totheir wives would be legally recognized.
Participating CS officer Frank Ito commented onthe ceremony, “This is very important because most ofthe officers are married by customary (laws) and this is not enough evidence to justify… receiving entitlements…”.
This initiative is to assistthe commission to properly managethe welfare oftheir officers.
Mr. Mosiri,the Assistant Commission PFA, said that this will also ensurethe cycle of abuse of women bytheir husbands will be monitored and controlled.
Forthe participantsthey felt a sense of security under this initiative and felt that ther couples inthe CS services aroundthe country would also feel satisflied with legally registeringtheir marriage unions.
This isthe first of its kind andthe commission hopes to replicatethe concept in ther centres.