PF government improves gender equality

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Patriotic Front Pambashi Member of Parliament Roland Chitotela has said the coming into power of the PF has accelerated the promotion of gender equality and participation of women in decision making.

Mr Chitotela said Zambia can today boast of being among the top countries in the world to have appointed a female Inspector General of police, a landmark that will last in history.

Mr Chitotela explained that the government’s appointment of women to lead the judiciary and other key institutions underscored its commitment to overcome the challenges that women faced.

Mr Chitotela was speaking in Kawambwa today at the international women’s day celebrations whose theme is "The Gender Agenda Gaining Momentum"

He said government was aware of the many challenges women face in social and economic development and therefore called for partnership among all stakeholders to uplift the status of women.

Mr Chitotela who is also Labour and Social Security Deputy Minister said he was happy with the manner in which the Economic Empowerment Fund under the Ministry of Gender has been disbursed.

He said it was gratifying to note that the funds were provided based on the local needs of women instead of giving them hammer mills.

Meanwhile Kawambwa Central Member of Parliament Nixon Chilangwa said the PF government wants to implement the decentralization policy in line with its manifesto of providing good services to all sectors of the country.

Mr Chilangwa said the PF government’s creation of new districts was good for the people of Zambia and it is for this reason that the programme has been embraced by traditional leaders and all well meaning Zambians.

Mr Chilangwa who is also Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Home affairs said this when he addressed members of his constituency in Kawambwa today.

He affirmed that Kawambwa was earmarked for a lot of developmental projects following the launch of the link Zambia 8000 which will see the creation of over 24,000 road sector jobs.

And speaking earlier, Kawambwa Central Chairperson for Women Elina Mubita thanked the government for honouring women in their agenda.

Ms Mubita said the PF should be commended for the efforts in improving the plight of women in the country through improved access to maternal health services and clean water.