Joyce Banda Ghana-bound to launch ‘Elect Her in Africa’ initiative

After being awarded the 2015 ‘Women of Distinction Global Leadership Award in Politics’ by Celebrating Women International (CWI) in the Paradise Island, The Bahamas, Malawi former president Joyce Banda will on Thursday be guest of honour at a global gathering of women leaders in Accra, Ghana.

Joyce Banda: Former Malawi president

Joyce Banda: Former Malawi president

Banda’s media liaison officer Tusekele Mwanyongo confirmed what is reported in Ghana’s online media that Malawi former president will also help launch “Elect Her In Africa” [Ehia] organisation.

The sole motive of the EHIA initiative is to encourage women to run for elected offices in Africa and to encourage governments to appoint women in various positions.

Ehia is an initiative of the Joyce Banda Foundation and Africa Union/Diaspora Africa Forum.

Banda will be joining some of the most influential women from across the African continent at the International SHEROES Forum includingformer first lady of Ghana, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings; Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff of Liberia, Senator Binta Masi Garba of Nigeria and Madam Mary Broh, Mayor of Monrovia in Liberia.

The theme of the event is: Re-Defining the Rules of Engagement for Gender Equality. It will bring together Policy Makers, CEOs, Legislators, Entrepreneurs, Politicians, Doctors, Attorneys, Bankers and Gender Activists to dialogue on issues related to gender equality and explore ways to advance women’s leadership in Africa.

One of the organisers, Flossy Tachie-Menson, said the Forum will connect some of the most influential women leaders on the African continent.

She said the principal mission is the advancement of “the feminist movement and strengthening the influence of women in business, government, academia and society in general.”

The forum will feature panel discussions, and interactive sessions, and offers the opportunity to network with powerful women and create new friendships.

There will be three-panel sessions on topics such as​ Boosting Women as a Driving Force For Social Change, ​Advancing Women’s Participation in Politics to Drive the Economic Development and​ Future of Leadership – Invest in Women, Change the World.

The event takes place at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra.

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Chemuyaya
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mumavina usiku uja mutasankha Ibu lero zamulaka muziti bwerani kuno kuli vacancy? zautsiru basi musiyeni kaya sazabweranso ndi mmene wafunila atilanga akuluwa sitinati nde pano mmene mbina yawo yakuliramo ngati nkazi hehehehe

Benjamin Chipeta
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Am still suporting you mama, because iam not seeing you but God who created you he has good plans for you. Let these blind people speak what they know and see in their dark state.

Prison Warden
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achitsiru

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Ha, Malawi Hospitals nvo drugs

How dare you call Mai JB chitsiru? Ambuye akukhululukile. Open your eyes and see. All this is the doing of the Lord. The more u castigate her the more God blessed and honours her. God bless JB.

Billiat
Guest

This woman knows why she’s avoiding coming back home. Over one year abroad is not on for a stateswoman

osilira
Guest

Mayiyutu akudya madola ndalama kulondola mwini

Joy Mtika
Guest

For how long are u going to do the globe trotting. Kutchula kwa eniake mpaka liti?

Nyazgambo
Guest

Kasi mutizenge pawuli kukaya kuti muzagundane na Richard. Richard wakuti vyalema kugundana na bantchito.

namarokoro
Guest

Joisi, it seems you still have supporters in Malawi looking at the comments here. I do not know what you did to them and they love you wholeheartedly. I suppose chitsiru chimasapota chitsiru chinzake.

Mandala
Guest

Ndipo musayerekeze mathanyula anuwo. This woman has potential but because of utsiru wanuwo you expected all sectors to reach their 100% potential within 2 years? Believe me we are missing out on some of these initiatives she is rolling out. Check your economic figures and the lack of food etc and then recall May 20 and your stupid decision. One person’s loss is another’s gain. Our loss, swallow it and shut the heck up. Go Joyce show Africa what Malawi and its Chauvinistic electorate lost by sidelining you!!!!!!!!!

True Malawian
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Vry few normal people ll undestand wat u have wrote Mandala.. only the few selfish who flew to USA for gay practices ll hardily to assemble ur facts together… Thumb up tell them the facts…iyaaah

Wakyala
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This woman would have progressed this country. Look at what Pitala is doing. Hunger in Malawi, 50 years after independence

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