Mrs Sarah Longwe during the press briefing
Mrs Sarah Longwe during the press briefing
Non-Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) board Chairperson Sara Longwe said President Edgar Lungu’s speech during the official opening of parliament lacked strategies towards the empowerment of women in Zambia, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.

In a statement, Ms. Longwe said the women movements in Zambia were desirous on getting the concrete measures Government would put in Place to operationalize the Gender Equity and Equality Act (GEEA) which was passed into law this year.

She noted that over the years in Zambia women have been discriminated from participating and benefiting from national development processes.

The NGOCC board chairperson stated that while noticing some of the positive strides made in heath sector, it is imperative that Government expedite the completion of the much talked about 650 heath centres across the country.

She observed that the construction of heath posts is at various levels with the majority being at basic foundation stages.

Ms. Longwe has however noted that she expects the construction of the health posts to be prioritized in 2017 in order to improved maternal health services which help to reduce the current 393 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.

She has also called on Government to enact the freedom of information law, adding that for some time now pronouncements towards greater freedom of expression in Zambia have been made.

“The presidential speech during the official opening of parliament lacked strategies towards the empowerment of women in Zambia” Ms. Longwe said

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  1. Bana Longwe fimo mulalanda but when it comes to serious issues in our country, you keep quite WHY? Sister before you open your mouth you have to think before present & after.

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    • that is what happens when one was expecting a job and then they realise it is not coming. thye will just yap anything

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  2. Nanga iyo look mu background? Its as if she is saying i will deal with you one day and you will not have mouth to talk just wait, waba utumishishi… hahahahaha.

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    • “…Mrs Sarah Longwe during the press briefing…”

      LT, this surely is a File pictures, just state this fact. There is a date on it although you have conveniently hidden the year, which must be either January or July depending on which side of the devide you prefer…

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