Empower women to fight poverty, says Chirundu DC

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LILIAN CHIKANDI writes

@SunZambian

GOVERNMENT is determined to alleviate poverty through empowering of women by giving them soft loans, says Chirundu district commissioner Alfred Hamunjo.

Mr Hamunjo said women in the district were equally ready to be empowered if given the opportunity.

Speaking during the Womens’ Day celebration that was held at Chirundu main bus station.

He said it was possible for women to get involved in key making decisions and head organisations especially under the able leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

The district commissioner also said that women wanted all forms of gender based violence to end.

Mr Hamunjo further said it was saddening to see girls married at a very tender age, adding that this years womens day celebrations theme “Think equal, Build Smart, nnovate for change” should not be underestimated as women were partners in development.

He said that Zambia had performed well in terms of gender balance in the SADC region as witnessed by a good number of women in key decision making positions that has increased.

He explained that the Patriotic Front government would continue to support women, citing the women group that was given a tractor, trailor, Sheller and ploughs in Chipepo Chiefdom.

He emphasized that government offices in the district were open for anyone who wished to consult on the way government operated.

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