First Lady happy with inclusion of women issues in draft constitution
First Lady Christine Kaseba is happy that the draft constitution has also addressed the welfare and plight of women in the country.
Speaking at State House in Lusaka today during the Ministers’ Wives luncheon, Dr. Kaseba-Sata implored women in the country to fight gender based violent acts and to reclaim their rightful position in society by reporting evil acts to law enforcement agencies.
Dr. Kaseba-Sata noted that women have fought enough battles of being battered by their spouses and other close allies.
The First Lady however, noted that once women are empowered with knowledge and education skills, they would be in a position to protect themselves from the evil acts of violence.
She said there is no reason why women in the country should die from maternal related problems.
She said government through the Ministry of Health was raising awareness through educational programmes on the same in communities.
And Kaseba-Sata has hailed former first lady Maureen Mwanawasa for spear heading the fight against gender based violence.
She further commended Dr Mwanawasa for raising awareness and working towards improving the welfare of women in the country.
And speaking at the same function, Vice President Guy Scott’s wife, Charlottee advised women to engage themselves in income generating ventures.
Mrs. Scott who is also Minister’s Wives Association Chairperson said, her organisation would go flat out to identify vulnerable groups in society especially women and children.
She commended the previous Women Association for the smooth hand-over and transition of power from MMD Ministers ‘wives to the to the ruling Patriotic Front colleagues.
The luncheon was attended by the First lady Dr. Kaseba-Sata’s mother, Loyce, Dr. Maureen Mwanawasa, Regina Chiluba, Vera Chiluba, Mama Betty Kaunda, Forum for Development and Democracy President Edith Nawakwi and other influential women from the law fraternity and civil society organizations.