Mutharika pledges never to leave out women in his development agenda

President Peter Mutharika has pledged never to leave out women in his government’s development agenda.

President Mutharika and First Lady dance during women cultural dayt at Kamuzu Palace, Lilongwe-(c) Abel Ikiloni,

President Mutharika a gift of cash in an envelope

President Mutharika and First Lady dance during women cultural dayt at Kamuzu Palace, Lilongwe-(c) Abel Ikiloni,

He said he recognized the role women play in developing the country.

The Malawi leader made the remarks Saturday in Lilongwe at Kamuzu Palace during the Women Cultural Day Luncheon that the First Lady Gertrude Mutharika hosted for spouses of men in uniform as well as women from the state house.

Mutharika said his government for the past years has strived to see women heading important positions in society.

He pointed out, “Some of you might have read in the media that Malawi ranks position three out of 55 countries in terms of women empowerment, just to give you an example, Malawi has sent four female ambassadors in different countries namely; Kenya, Zimbabwe, Egypt and South Africa.”

Mutharika explained that, “Additionally, out of 11 Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Commissioners that I recently appointed included four women, even at the Malawi Police Service, we have four female Regional Commissioners; the Solicitor General is also a woman. In my cabinet, I have three female cabinet Ministers. By Friday next week I will be releasing names of a National Planning Commission and some of its members are female as well.”

The President encouraged the wives of the men in uniform to take care of their husbands as the country cannot run without their services.

“I would like to thank you all for honouring our invitation by coming at Kamuzu Palace, as wives of men in uniform, which include police service, Malawi Defence Force, Immigration department and Malawi Prison Services, you have an important role to take good care of your spouse’s as well as your children,” Mutharika remarked, adding that security forces are important to this country as it cannot run without their services.

President Mutharika donated K 8 million to the spouses of the men in uniform in which each section will receive K 2 million.

Apart from the donation, Mutharika said his government will construct 10,000 houses for these men in uniform across the country.

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika hosted women to a luncheon where among other things the women show cased different types of traditional dances.

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mikondo salijeni

a first lady akungonenepa miyendo yokha

mike Jones

8000000 kwacha could have saved 10 kids who are now dead at the hospital because their parent are poor and there was no medication at the hospital. We have never had a presedent so low in the history of Malawi

winston msowoya
Peter,even if you include billions of women in your government so long as corruption and theft is circulating in your blood-veins,it will be absolutely not viable and progressive.People have seen the queen of the nation Kaliati,who has never ever done something good to our nation instead scandals after scandals.Yes we might have brilliant women who would contribute to the well being of or nation,these are vital to our progressive development and not just put women just for the sake of putting them there and for the sake of pleasing them.Think twice Peter,may be you are already in the preparation of… Read more »
sazilala mbuno

FEASTING, FEASTING ,FEASTING all the time, a malawi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! anthu mmidzimu?????????????????????
koma kudya kudya kuzisakazaaaaaa, kuzimwazaaaaaaa. plus ma dishing out a ndalama mma enevelope. kuonjezera pomwe zilipozo. pooor minds and thinking. mmmmhu.
ku midzi zawapindulila nji

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