Mufumbwe District Commissioner Mankishi Mukokwe has called on women across the country to take part in national programmes in order to improve their lives.
Ms Mukokwe said women need to take a proactive role in trying to uplift their living standards.
Ms Mukokwe has since affirmed that government remains committed in empowering women across the country.
She said this was evidenced by the appointment of Inonge Wina as the first female vice president in Zambia.
The District Commissioner was speaking in Mufumbwe today when some women in the district undertook a cleaning exercise of places as part of preparations for the International Women’s Day which falls on 8th of March.
The theme for this year’s international women’s day is "Gender is My Agenda: Make it Happen" and several activities have been lined up in the district among them cleaning of the hospital and bus station.
Meanwhile, a marketeer, Mirriam Chikokwe, has appealed for government support towards women in the district.
Mirriam Chikokwe has since called on fellow women to take part in the international women’s day programmes to ensure that they benefit from national activities.
She has since thanked government for appointing women in key positions of the country.