By Glorias Rukundo
The minister of Gender, labor and social development Peace Mutuuzo has described women as a refined gift from God.
Minister Mutuuzo was officiating at the Bushenyi district women’s day elebrations held under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” in Bumbaire subcounty, Igara east constituency, Bushenyi District
She challenged women to compete tirelessly with men in all work places especially driving trucks, engineering, mechanics among many.
She encouraged them to leave traditional ways of earning income like weaving, working in other people’s plantations and embrace new ways of joining markets to sustain their families.
Mutuuzo encouraged parents to educate girl children for their betterment of tomorrow and fight for their equal rights.
Odrek Rwabwoogo, the president advisor on external affairs asked men around to love their women, support them and have one family bank account as this will lead to the development of their families.
Area member of parliament Annet Katusiime Mugisha the host roared to arrest and imprison men who defile young girls, parents who force them into early marriages and those who mistreat girl children.
She notted that women are still victims of domestic violence. Some women are still beaten even up to death which is an injustice and curse to many societies.
The function was blessed with Eng. Silver Mugisha, Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere, MP Derrick Kabuura, sheema woman MP Nyakikongoro, mps from Buhweju, Mitooma, sheema, Rubirizi among other dignitaries.