Vice president Maj. Jessica Alupo has encouraged women across the country to embrace the newly launched Parish Development Model Program.
She said this program is one of the several government interventions to fight poverty among people regardless of their gender or age.
“The Parish Development Model Program is here for all people. I want to encourage women to fully get involved in it because it’s for everyone. We want to see that poverty levels among people drop down. So, let all of us leaders rally women to be part of it” she told a gathering during women’s day celebrations in Sheema District organised by area woman MP Rosemary Nyakikongoro.
Alupo who was the guest of honor also used this occasion to challenge leaders to ensure that support for the gal child is done at all levels.
“We can’t talk about women emancipation when we have not addressed issues affecting the gal child. Emphasis should be put on supporting the gal child to keep in school. We must guard against early marriages, defilement and others forms of practices that hinder success of the gal child” she said.
The VP outlined other government programs such as YLP and Emyooga which said are all accessible for youths to be empowered.
The celebrations were also attended by Visionary Women group led by Kabakumba Masiko. Alupo herself is a member of this group having helped found it in 2016.