Vice President encourages women empowerment

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Vice President Mutale Nalumango says government recognizes the importance of human capital in the growth and development of the country.

Mrs. Nalumango said the government can only achieve its development aspirations, like the 8th National Development Plan through an active and effective human capital base

She has since tasked the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management to look into issues affecting productivity in the country and seek ways of addressing them to improve productivity, especially among women

The Vice President was speaking in a speech read on her behalf by Permanent Secretary for Special Duties, Wisdom Bwalya at the official opening of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management Women’s conference in Lusaka today.

She added that women’s empowerment enables them to have access to information for decision-making in various aspects of their lives and improve their livelihoods as well as for the communities they live in.

And speaking at the same event, Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management President Moffat Nyirenda said women continue to face challenges in accessing critical services needed, including digital innovations and services and effects of world crises as a result of gender inequality.

Mr. Nyirenda added that the Institute through the women’s conference wishes to tackle issues of gender equality in accessing the digital space and other issues pertaining to women’s involvement.

The conference is the second to be held and has been tagged as an annual event for the institute.

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