Southern Province Permanent Secretary, Joyce Bwacha has implored women in the region not to shun leadership positions in rural areas as they aspire to have equal opportunities with men.
ZANIS reports that Ms Bwacha has noted with concern, the tendency by some women to shun promotions to rural areas in preference for lower positions in urban areas.
She said this is retrogressive to the attainment of gender equality.
The PS was speaking today during a live interview at Byta fm radio in Choma, in commemoration of this year’s women’s day under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.
She stated that there is favorable political will for women to progress under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.
“We want a paradigm shift. When we speak, people should act. There are people who shun to go into promotions in rural areas. When they shun, it is unfortunate maybe that is where the window of promotion is. It is the women to stand up and take up the challenge,” she advised.
She further said it is incumbent upon the womenfolk to position themselves for leadership positions by ensuring they have the relevant qualifications.
Ms Bwacha is however, impressed with the number of women in leadership positions in the province, among them eight district commissioners.
She said this indicates that the country is on the right track to attaining equal rights for all.
You can’t be picky on promotion. This is timely advice. We all started from bottom. Don’t think I woke up to become a successful business man and political strategist. I worked hard from village to become great
Of all the things to say in celebration of Woman’s Day, the PS goes out of her way to point blame at women for not advancing. Shame!
Is Southern Province Permanent Secretary, Joyce Bwacha so sure that ONLY women “shun promotions” to rural areas in favor or urban areas? Men never do that and why should woman suffer more than men? Has she thought of the reasons why a women may want to stay closer to their families or health services in urban areas than some men, or how difficult it may be for a professional woman to convince her husband to follow her to the village? It sounds like Ms. Bwacha may need some remedial sensitization. Celebrate that instead!
Imagine your hubby is Mainga or Paul Monga and you are promoted to be a DC in Mushindamo. After showing him the promotion, he tells you that its ok you can go, I will remain in Lusaka and I will be visiting you twice a month. As a woman, can you go?
KAIZER ZULU DONT TALK NONSENSE YOU ARE NOTHING WITHOUT A POLITICAL PARTY
INSTEAD OF SELF PRAISE WHY DONT YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS BY OTHERS HOW THE BICYCLES AND OTHER GIFTS CAME IN VIA NAKONDE AND DUTY FREE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Tikki go and get a life you f00l. By the way writing in uppercase does not make any of your comments any attractive. Stop acting like a dry pwazi
For as long as there are still people that think like Spuds & Gundown, above two fox, there will never ever be true empowerment of Women and Gender equality. What the minister is saying is a fact that even a grade 7 child knows. It is a plain fact, not need to stereotype it or twist it as both of u have done. If woman wish/want true Gender equality, they ll ve to do that exactly what Men do. Or else they ll remain followers until Jesus comes back again.
They ve to attain the same mental power, in simplicity, same thinking alignment, same Physical power, same financial power, same Income & Spending tendencies, Same work same Responsibilities. But as u can see from my list above, Female/Male equality is jst a smoke screen. The fact that women have to strive so hard jst to be equal with a male tells it all. Cos why shd they be equal to Males? Werent they equal all along? And the fact that Males have to help them attain that equality is another problem. Males eventually will get tired of helping people that cant help themselves. Equality is okey but why shd your enemy be the one to help you buy a better house? Why not build your own house from scratch?Dont u think one day he ll come to claim his initial investment?. If women want true long…
@ VHO, why should women be equal? It’s about society and allowing everyone to rise to their full human potential. I’m surprised you need to ask. Yes, women need to prove their excellence to be equal and should not expect special consideration (…or is it “affirmative action” as some might say?) but there are clear social dynamics that make this difficult including unequal pay and is why it so horrible for a female PS to blame women on Women’s Day.
So, VHO unless after working a full day you cooked dinner, washed up, did some laundry, and put the kids to bed (before gratifying your wife?) probably you had better go for remedial sensitization too.
Advise them to stop using love portions as well
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