Chinsali women commends government
Chinsali, March 8, ZANIS —-Women of Chinsali in Muchinga Province have commended the government for its commitment to promote women in various decision making positions.
Veronica Mwanza, the Organising Committee Chairperson for the International Women’s Day celebrations held under the theme “Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum” said women in Chinsali are sending growing tributes to the government on its commitment to reduce the gap existing between men and women.
Ms Mwanza said the gender promotion has brought about opportunities for females to hold key positions in government and other organisations.
Ms Mwanza however, pointed out that there is need for more to be done for the women, especially for those in rural areas who are still facing challenges in various ways.
The Organizing Chairperson named some of the challenges being faced by the women as land ownership, access to higher positions, and access to adult education among others.
And officiating at the celebrations, Chinsali District Commissioner Evelyn Kangwa said social and economic development cannot be achieved without the active and effective participation of women at all levels.
Ms Kangwa said that the government is aware of many challenges that women face in social and economic development but that women can only overcome these challenges if they acted together to up lift the status of their fellow women.
Ms Kangwa reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the promotion of gender equality and participation of women in decision making.
She added that today, Zambia can boost of being among the top countries in the world to have appointed the first female Inspector General of police adding that this land mark achievement will remain in the history book of Zambia as one of the accomplishments of the Patriotic Front government.
The District Commissioner said that in the Judiciary and other institutions, more women have been appointed to oversee decision making at the highest level saying it is against this background that Zambians have every reason to celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant that the momentum which has been gained so far is not lost by becoming complacent in actions and service delivery.
And the District Commissioner has said that the implementation of the Decentralisation Policy under the able leadership of President Michael Sata and his visionary administration is committed to ensuring that service delivery in all sectors is as close to the people as possible.
Ms Kangwa said the creation of new districts across the country is designed to fulfil the programme of decentralization which she said has full support from traditional leaders and their subjects.