By Juma Nsubuga
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Dr Ruth Nankabirwa has urged Women in leadership to empower young girls by giving them guidance so as to become future leaders.
Nankwabirwa revealed this while officiating the Women in Energy Forum organized by Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) under the Theme: ‘Fostering Women’s Participation In the Energy Sector at Strategic Levels’
“I advise all Women in leadership in the respective capacities especially Women in energy sector to always go back to your former respective schools and give guidance and courage to the young future Women” she said adding that the the future Women (young girls) should be inspired by Women in leadership and encourage them to prioritize Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as president Museveni advised.
She further advised women in energy to always keep delivering to their targets and maintain their good relationship with their husbands despite presiding over powerful offices.
Nankabirwa recently was nominated as the patron of East African Women in extractive Energy.
She was also awarded by African Women in Energy international in Texas USA recently in recognition of her work in promoting energy sector.
Similarly, ERA’s Chief Executive Officer Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako was recently awarded with a medal by H.E the president in recognition of her work in improving the Energy Supply Industry among many other awards she has been given at regional and international level. ERA under Ziria has been ranked the best in the AfDB’s Electricity Regulatory Index for the fifth year now running.