Gender equality promotion enhanced under PF government
Kabompo, March 8, ZANIS —— The Patriotic Front government has accelerated the promotion of gender equality and participation of women in decision making positions.
Kabompo District Commissioner Dennis Kanyakula said this when he officiated at the international women’s day commemoration at Kabompo secondary school in Kabompo today.
Mr Kanyakula said Zambia could now boast of being among the top countries in the world to have appointed the first female Inspector General of police.
He said the appointment of the first female Inspector General of police in Zambia by the PF government was a land mark achievement which will remain in the history of Zambia.
He said more women have been appointed into positions of decision making in the Judiciary and other government arms.
Mr Kanyakula said Zambians had a reason to commemorate the international women’s day under the theme ‘Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum because of what the women in the country have achieved since independence.
He advised women not to become complacent but remaining vigilant in governance and service delivery to maintain the momentum so far gained in promotion of gender equality participation in key positions in the economy of the nation.
And speaking at the same function, Kabompo Central Ward Councillor Janet Kaputula lamented that there were only three female elected Ward Councillors and one female member of parliament in the North-Western province a condition she described as hindering women from going to parliament according to recent elections.
She appealed to women who have attained the age of 18 and 21 to aspire for leadership positions in the political arena to enhance the welfare of women in the province.