Inonge Wina


India, March 23, ZANIS ——- Gender Minister Inonge Wina says there is need to re model Zambia’s economic empowerment packages in order to come up with a package that will facilitate the entrepreneurial market. 

Mrs Wina noted that the Zambian empowerment programmes have not been as comprehensive as compared to that of India.

The minister added that India has advanced greatly in promoting programmes for women and youth, skills development, and training.

However, the minister noted that the issue of capital remains a challenge among such entrepreneurial.

“The issues of start up capital is crucial for any entrepreneurial, “she said.

ZANIS reports that the Minister was speaking when she attended an Edulight presentation at the Consul of Zambia in Mumbai today.

The Gender Minister was part of the Vice President’s delegation that attended the 9th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India Africa project partnership in India recently.

Mrs Wina also expressed hope that out of the commitments made in India on Gender development, at least one project should be implemented before September, 2013.

The minister explained further that the experiences shared and exchanged should be able to benefit the country as government is spending money on such assignments.

According to the minister, although commitments on advancing women empowerment have been made in India, it is imperative to follow government’s procedures in engaging the technocrats who may advise appropriately.

“Once the project is accepted, then it can start to see the light of the day, “she stressed.

And the minister, who described the assignment in India as a success, expressed confidence that from her interaction with various small enterprises on women empowerment it is possible that the village based industries in Zambia can also contribute to the country’s economic growth.

Edulight is a company in India supported by education professionals who bring together over 200 years of experience in Education and Training domain.

Edulight focuses on bringing together vocational and services training into one group.

According to its founder, Jeetendra Nair, the training is unique because it is a convergence of education, training and jobs.

The company is an initiative to focus new light in the realm of education.

Its targets are pupils, students, civil servants and the corporate world.