Be part and parcel of the country’s growth through active participation in top leadership positions. — Elizabeth Phiri, Gender Minister
Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri has challenged women to come out of isolation and work together towards fostering national development.
The minister said it was time for women to be part and parcel of the country’s growth through their action participation in top leadership positions.
“As a politician. Am looking for women, who will say, me, I will go for it. So, come on board.” Phiri said.”
“If you are not part of the table, you are part the menu. So it’s time. You should count yourself. You should be part and parcel. Elizabeth Phiri, just had to come out of fear, and put herself there. And here I am. I am minister of Gender.” She continued on.
The minister said her ministry had recently placed advertisements in the local newspapers calling for women to submit their curriculum vitaes, so these could be placed into a database collection, an exercise her ministry was conducting to allow for more able women to take on appointments when such need arose, even within government.
She said this during the 4th edition of the Revolution of an Independent Woman event hosted by Rose Sibisi at Neelkanth Sarovar Premiere Hotel in Lusaka. The event was graced by her honour the Vice President Inonge Wina, who was also special guest on the night.
Meanwhile host and founder of StylesWithRoses, Rose Sibisi notes that women in key leadership and decision making roles have a very critical part to play in the growing of women inclusion in the eco-system. Ms. Sibisi explains that in order for women voices to be heard and included at decision making tables, women do need to take on hard jobs like the vice president did.
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