——-A senior government official in Vubwi district of Eastern Province has appealed to government to consider empowering women clubs with hammer mills in the area.
Vubwi District Commissioner, Enelesi Banda, made the appeal when Ministry of Gender and Child Development Permanent Secretary, Daisy Ng’ambi, paid a courtesy on her.
Ms Banda complained that due to lack of hammer mills in the area women were forced to have their maize ground in neighbouring Malawi and Mozambique.
She explained that empowering women with hammer mills will reduce the difficulties women go through in a bid to have their maize ground.
However, the District Commissioner saluted government for the support the women clubs are currently receiving in Vubwi to better their plight.
And in response, Ms Ng’ambi implored the District Commissioner to encourage women clubs in Vubwi to apply for hammer mills through the ministry of Gender and Child Development.
Ms Ng’ambi explained that government is in a process of procuring various equipment meant to assist women clubs in different parts of the country.
She hinted that the procuring of hammer mills meant for distribution to different women clubs across the country has reached tendering stage.
Ms Ng’ambi explained that her visit to Vubwi was aimed at getting first-hand information on how best to empower the women clubs so as to fight hunger.