Economic liberation of women, youth gives hope

 Economic liberation of women, youth gives hope

By Staff Writer 
Gender Activist Beauty Katebe says that the pronouncements by President Hakainde Hichilema relating to economic liberation of women and the youth continue to give hope.

Ms Katebe said the Head of State, in his maiden speech delivered at Parliament, gave a general outline on priority areas of work especially the promotion of the welfare of women and the girl child.
She said stakeholders remain hopeful that if pronouncements are fulfilled, the women and youth emancipation will be addressed as they border on investment in health, social protection and water and sanitation.

“The Republican President in the same speech made a commitment to ensuring that girl children are accorded equal opportunities to access education by addressing the challenges faced by the female learners by providing educational support services such as bursary,” she said.

Ms Katebe said the plan is a positive step to attain the vision and it can provide a clear route to women and youth emancipation.

She said it should be noted that there shall never be a true liberation in Africa until the emancipation of women and the youths is attained.

Ms Katebe said the continent must ensure real social, political and economic liberation for the women and the youths and it can only be attained through a robust political will among countries driven by time frames and deliberate actions.

Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.