—-Gender and Child Development Permanent Secretary, Daisy Ng’ambi, says empowering of women is cardinal in addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV) in homes.
Speaking in Katete when she addressed government heads of departments, Ms Ng’ambi
said empowering of women in rural communities will help to reduce the increasing cases of Gender Based Violence.
She explained that hunger has contributed to GBV in many families in rural communities.
The Permanent Secretary observed that men often abuse their wives each time they are asked to provide for their family.
Ms Ng’ambi expressed optimism that with adequate food in homes gender based violence cases recorded across the country will reduce.
She said government is making frantic efforts in ensuring that GBV cases are reduced through programmes such as women empowerment.
The Permanent Secretary said women are better placed in providing for families hence the move by the government to empower women through their clubs.
And Katete District Gender chairperson, Shenga Mugala, saluted government for the support it has continued to render to women clubs in the district.
Mr Mugala said women are receiving sufficient support from government as evidenced by the number of clubs receiving cheques and farming implements in the district.
He noted that with the assistance women are receiving food security will be addressed both at household and community levels.