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'We need a lot of empowerment for women'

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, July 25, 2014

THE issue of government assistance only being directed to rural women was an issue highlighted during the Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni's visit to Lokia in Rewa last week.

Dr Luveni said women from semi urban areas such as Lokia which was not categorised as a rural area, thought that government was only helping rural women through its assistance.

"I assure women whereever they are that government and my ministry is helping everyone and not just the rural areas," Dr Luveni said.

She said during the meeting most women highlighted the need to get assistance and how they were missing out.

Rewa Nari Sanatan Sabha president Prem Mala Pratap said starting income generating projects was an issue women in Lokia wanted to know more about during the women's meeting.

"The minister had suggested to the women where to go and who to meet when dealing with income generating projects which is really helpful to us," Mrs Pratap said.

"We need a lot of empowerment for women especially those living in rural areas and that can be done through training."


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