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Karimojong women to fight hunger

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th March 2010 03:00 AM

PROVIDING equal opportunities to women will save the Karimojong from hunger, the Moroto resident district commissioner, Nahaman Ojwee, has said.

PROVIDING equal opportunities to women will save the Karimojong from hunger, the Moroto resident district commissioner, Nahaman Ojwee, has said.

By Olandason Wanyama

PROVIDING equal opportunities to women will save the Karimojong from hunger, the Moroto resident district commissioner, Nahaman Ojwee, has said.

“Empowering women will help eradicate hunger as they spend most of their time collecting water, firewood and making charcoal,” he said.

Ojwee said men had left all the domestic responsibilities to women, and spend most of their time lying under trees to relax.

He made the remarks on Monday during the international Women’s Day celebrations at Boma grounds in Moroto district.

Ojwee explained that the past governments had empowered educated women, abandoning the rural ones who had not gone to school.

“But with the NRM Government, women have been brought on board,” he said.

Ojwee added that the women in Karamoja would be empowered with projects that would sustain them in their livelihoods.

Moroto Woman MP Stella Namoe urged development actors to take the lead in empowering women.

“Women are not empowered in most villages around the district,” she lamented.

Karimojong women to fight hunger

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