Shaningwa urges women to work hard

12 Feb 2018 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 12 FEB (NAMPA) – Swapo Party secretary-general, Sophia Shaningwa, has urged institutions in both the private and public sectors to make deliberate efforts to appoint competent women in executive positions.
Shaningwa made this request at the official opening of the Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) Central Committee meeting held in Windhoek over the weekend.
This, according to Shaningwa, will be achievable only if women support each other, share crucial information aimed at uplifting women, and cooperate to participate in the various sectors of the economy while voting capable women into decision-making and leadership positions.
“Let us ensure that as women, we make meaningful contributions towards the socio-economic development of our country,” she urged.
Shaningwa added that women should not allow themselves to be seen as only figures in positions and be judged on the grounds that they are just women, but be innovative, creative and also strive to make a difference wherever they are.
The women’s council on Saturday also launched their five year strategic plan, which according to SPWC deputy secretary general, Fransina Kahungu, is the first ever plan of the council.
The plan stretching from 2017 to 2022 is estimated at a cost of N.dollars 6 522 000.