Wife to the Inspector General of Police Ruth Kachama over the weekend visited wives to police officers and female officers in Ntcheu where she tackled issues of home and business management.
Kachama urged the women to be self-reliant by engaging in viable businesses for income generation to support their husbands and families.
“I would like to ask you my fellow women not to stay idle and wait for our husbands to bring food and everything at home. We have the potential to generate our own money through different businesses,” Kachama said.
The IG’s wife said time is gone when husbands are regarded as sole bread winners of families.
“This is not the time to look up to our husbands for everything. We should be proactive by engaging ourselves into small businesses so that we can support ourselves, our husbands and children,” she said.
On a lighter moment, Kachama – who was accompanied by wife to deputy IG responsible for operations, Thandie Jose – promised to source sewing machines for the women as a startup package for tailoring businesses.
Kachama and Jose groomed women in home management and etiquette where they asked the women to be tidy with their homes and bodies to prevent diseases.
The wife to IG then urged them to go for HIV testing while Jose asked the women to go for cervical cancer screening.
“It is sad to see many women dying due to cervical cancer. Let me urge all of us here to go for screening so that we plan for our future very well,” Jose said.
During the meeting, Jose and Kachama inspected pavilions mounted by the police women where food products by some women engaging themselves in business were displayed.
The two women are on a national wide tour visiting wives to police officers and female officers as a way of encouraging them on various issues.
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