Govt challenges Chadiza administration to help illiterate women apply for empowerment funds

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——Gender and Child Development Permanent Secretary, Daisy Ng’ambi, has implored the district administration in Chadiza to consider helping the illiterate in applying for empowerment funds.

Ms Ng’ambi observed that most women, who are not schooled, are left out in programmes of empowerment as they are unable to write.

She stressed that empowerment programmes are not just for the enlightened but also for the illiterate.

The Permanent Secretary explained that the unschooled women in rural communities have the potential to contribute to the development of the country’s economy.

She urged the district administration to take interest in the welfare of the less educated women by ensuring that they are not left out in the empowerment programmes.

And Chadiza Vice Chairperson for Gender Committee, Selina Palata, thanked the Permanent Secretary for visiting the women clubs in the district.

Mrs Palata said the visit by the Permanent Secretary will motivated women clubs in the district to put more effort in strengthening existing clubs.

She said the District Gender Committee has been facing challenges in reaching women that are in remote parts of the district due to lack of transport.

Mrs Palata pointed out that the committee constantly needs to monitor the activities of the women clubs hence the need for transport.