Government recounts support rendered to women

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Government recounts support rendered to women

Serenje, March 9, ZANIS ———- Government says it recognize the progress that has been made over the years in promoting gender among the women in Zambia.

Serenje District Commissioner Charles Mwelwa said the PF government is determined to promoting gender equality at National, Provincial and District levels to ensure that discrimination against women comes to an end.

Mr Mwelwa was speaking yesterday during the commemoration of International Women’s Day celebrations at Malcom Moffat Teachers College of Education under the theme “The Gender Agenda Gaining Momentum.’

He said that government is aware of the challenges that women were facing in social and economical development hence the need to accelerate the promotion of gender equality and participation in decision making activities.

Mr Mwelwa said that today, Zambia can boost of being among the top countries in the world to have appointed the first female Inspector General of Police and other women are heading strategic positions to oversee the decision making at the highest level.

He stated that the appointment of Mrs Stella Libongani as the first female Inspector General of Police is a landmark achievement that will remain in the history of Zambia as one of the accomplishments of the PF manifesto.

Meanwhile, Mr Mwelwa said that government will continue constructing more secondary schools and Universities outside the line of rail to encourage and give opportunities to the youths, especially the girls child so that the women folk can benefit from the education policy.

And speaking at the same occasion, District Focal Point Chairperson Wendy Shangomba thanked the women who participated in the commemoration and urged them to work extra hard in order to contribute to the development of the nation.

Mrs Shangomba also advised women not to treat gender based violence as domestic matter but report all violence matters to police.

Mrs Shangomba noted that most of violence cases which were happening in the homes especially with married people were due to lack of knowledge of women’s rights. 

She has also urged the men to support the status of a woman as social and economical development cannot be achieved without the effective participation of a woman in society.