SIPHELELE NKETOsiphelele@media24.com A FORUM for male employees at the Department of Correctional Services was established in Kokstad to address problems faced by them the department on Tuesday. At the launch, Michael Gavin, the gender co-ordinator at the Department of Correctional Services in Kokstad Management Area encouraged men to be trusted by their families. He said many men who face challenges drink to overcome their problems. “We want men to speak about their problems, not to use alcohol,” said Gavin.Greater Kokstad Municipality Speaker Zolani Mhlongo attended the launch and encouraged men to seek help when experiencing difficulties. He welcomed the forum and said it will help many men who face challenged.“Men that face problems fail to be productive at work. “I want men to speak about their problems. “They must stand up and fight child and women abuse in society,” said Mhlongo.Bonginkosi Mbotshwa, the department’s communication officer, welcomed the forum and thanked management for supporting it.