Govt urges women to utilise empowerment facilities well

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—–Gender and Child Development Deputy Minister, Esther Banda, has implored women to put their empowerment facilities to good use as they are the centre of community development.

Ms Banda said this when she addressed women groups in Kasama and Mungwi districts over the weekend.

She noted that government places women at the centre of community development to reduce poverty and the continued marginalization of the female gender in communities.

Ms Banda mentioned that Government is committed to ensuring that all women were empowered to address gender inequalities and reduce the vulnerability of women in society.

Ms Banda said government was geared to reduce gender differences and improve the status of women and girls.

The Deputy Minister said her Ministry strives to strengthen the influence in decision making among women in matters pertaining to gender equality.

And Kasama District Commissioner, Kalanga Bwalya, revealed that 13 women clubs have benefitted from the empowerment programme of the Gender Ministry.

Mr BNwalya reported that the 13 groups that benefitted are utilizing the empowerment facilities well and have since improved their livelihoods.

The District Commissioner urged women to form more women clubs in order to reduce the poverty and gender imbalances in communities.

The Gender Deputy Minister toured Kasama and Mungwi districts to monitor, inspect and interact with women Clubs in the Northern Province.