Malawi First Lady no show as Joyce Banda address conference in New York

Malawi First Lady Getrude Maseko Mutharika boycotted a “First Ladies’ Global Call to Action Conference on women and girls’ financial health” convened for the First Ladies of the world when former president Joyce Banda had to make an address.

JB with Miss Universe

JB with Miss Universe

Joyce Banda with First Ladies

Joyce Banda with First Ladies

JB takes to the mic

JB takes to the mic

Mutharika. who was scheduled to attend, sent a last minute apology that she would not attend. It was indicated that Gender Minister Patricia Kaliati would instead represent her.

The conference was by Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belise and Special Envoy for Women and Girls at United Nations General Assembly Building, New York, USA.

Banda  spoke on “Call to global action-invest. In and unleash women and girls’ economic potential as part of the solution to building a more just and sustainable world”.

Former President Banda called on the First Ladies and the global leaders to “use their influence and second citizens to promote causes that advance the economic empowerment of women and girls.”

Malawi ex-leader  Banda called for political will in mainstreaming policies and programs that reduce gender gaps.

She appealed to the global leaders to enhance support activities that bring incomes into households, as this is key to overcoming challenges faced by women and girls.

Banda further called for increased smart partnerships between governments, private sector and development agencies in taking a holistic approach in addressing women empowerment and development of a girl child.

The conference is aimed establishing a First Ladies Global Fund for women and girls financial health. First Ladies of Turkey, Suleman, Malaysia, Rwanda and Tanzania also addressed the conference.

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, former President Banda launched Joyce Banda Foundation International Africa Initiative (JBFI Africa) at the United Nations General Assembly Building in New York United States.

The function that drew together international Development Agency, philanthropists, investors, family and friends was held over breakfast. Former President Banda announced the launch of the JBFI Africa with a vision, “African women taking a holistic approach to transform their lives together”

The program will have five pillars: Income generation through agri-business, education, health, leadership and rights. The Initiative will be rolled out in South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, DRC, Gabon, Liberia, Ghana, Egypt and Mauritania.

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Koma kunena chilungamo apapa yakula ndi nsanje. They know JB is not their match internationally. If you JB haters do not accept kuti JB sinzanu, zanu izo. Think of the past first ladies and their trusts which ends when the presidency of their spouses come to an end because of lack of vision on how to make them survive. And think of NABW, JB Foundation and now JBFAI which has just been launched. What does all this tells you about the woman behind these foundations?. What does the unending international invitations to different forums tells you? If I were the… Read more »
Weekly mwale
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The first lady must really appreciate the good work being done by jb.its an honour for malawi to have its former president chairing such a gathering.being a malawian the first lady must feel proud of jb instead of a boycott. When malawians went to the elections they spoke through the ballot.pliz those who lost stop throwing spanners. Wait for your chance to come. Stop hatred you malawians have never tasted blood shed. Stop this nosense! Before you burn this beautiful country into ashes.~weekly mwale is a zimbabwean whose parents originated from nkhata bay.

Mwana ovuta
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Iwe getu, ukungonyanyala zopandapake. Anzanu anzeru akuganiza zotukula malawi n africa iwe ungoganiza zonyanyala meetings zithandizapoapa kaya a DPP MUYISOVA NOKHA.

yohane munthali
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Tayani
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yohane munthali
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Tayani
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mabodza amenewo iwe .you are not a tumbuka.

anambewe
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Madam Getrude dont be selfish you need to appreciate what JB is doing and achieving, if you want things to go well learn from others. The Holy spirit must guide you, Amen.

James perenje
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Kkkkkkkkkk anthu kunyoza basi mumatha

Kwizman
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JB fire!!!

VYOTO
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INDEED THE WORKS OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN AFRICA! IF TRUTH BE TOLD DURING JOYCE BANDA’S FIRST 5 MONTHS AS PRESIDENT SHE DID QUITE A LOT TO THE BENEFIT OF MANY MALAWIANS INCLUDING PETER MUTHALIKA.DONORS THAT HAD DESERTED MALAWI BECAUSE OF POOR GOVERNANCE OF LATE BINGU WERE BROUGHT BACK AND IN THE PROCESS FOREX PROBLEMS BECAME A THING OF THE PAST.FUEL PROBLEMS WERE RESOLVED BY BRINGING IN AUTOMATIC FUEL PRICING SYSTEM WHICH PETER MUTHALIKA IS ALSO USING UP NOW YET HIS LATE BROTHER BINGU AND DPP ARROGANTLY REJECTED IT.JB ALSO HAD TO UNDERSTAND AND AGREE WITH THE… Read more »
bambala
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Za Chamba basi, or atanyanyala ife zitithandizapo chani First lady wanuyo. Bweraniko kuno muzakumane ndi ma civil servant akufuna increament kuno, Passport k40,000.00. federalism debate ikumudikilanso kuno or muchoneko kumeneko, a Malawi muzawapezabe basi.

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