President Jessica Alupo has said if the country is to attain equity in
development, it’s important to have women in leadership positions.
journalists on Thursday at the office of the President ahead of tomorrow’s
celebration of Pan African Women’s day, Alupo said no country can develop when
half of its population has been left behind when it comes to decision making.
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President Museveni in June surprised many when he appointed Alupo, a former
minister of Education as the country’s vice president. Alupo had been dropped
as a minister in the 2016-2021 term of President Museveni after she lost her
Katakwi woman Member of Parliamentary seat. Alupo wasn’t the only surprise in the
also appointed Robinah Nabbanja, a former junior minister of health as the
Prime Minister replacing Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. Other than Nabbanja and Alupo,
there is also a good presence of women who make 48 percent of the 81 strong
the same press conference, Betty Amongi, the Minister of Gender, Labour and
Social Development applauded the appointment of Alupo as the vice president.
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however said that when they call for gender parity, they are not calling for
the replacement of men by women but rather for both genders to be given their
due shares. She thanked President Museveni for championing women’s causes
arguing that empowering women contributes to a stable country.
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celebration which is normally held on July 31 will be the 59th anniversary of
the African Women’s Day marked in commemoration of the first conference that
was held in Dar es Salaam Tanzania in 1962. It was formed to promote gender
equality, women’s human rights and empowerment.
celebrations are going to be held under the theme, Financial Inclusion of
women, challenges and opportunities.