Kampala – Uganda Peoples’ Congress [UPC] party says she will join the rest of the country in celebrating the International Women’s Day celebration slated for this weekend – Sunday 8, March 2020.
The opposition political party made the announcement on Wednesday during their weekly press conference in Kampala.
Under the theme: “I am generation equality, realizing women’s rights”- UPC added “this is an important day by which we acknowledge the sweat and overall contribution by women globally.”
In a press statement dated 04 March 2020, and signed by party national chairperson, Mr Lawrence Okae, “Women have suffered a series of historical discrimination and fortunately at the moment, women movement continue to emerge and they are managing to create awareness over such challenge.”
“The UPC led government of Dr Apollo Milton Obote formally domesticated the women’s day of 8th March. This great foundation was to open up more opportunities for women’s advancement and equality. These are of course long term goals that can easily be achieved by investing massively in quality education and opportunities that can enable a girl child fit in the competitive world as well as recognising the role of women in the development of a given country,” Mr Okae added.
In its aspiration, opposition party has beseeched society and government to work towards reforms that give girl child and women more right to ownership and inheritance of property, access to funding or loans, further demanding that the labour market should be levelled so that the girl child can freely compete without any form of harassment or discrimination.
“The high rise of violence that targets women should be totally discouraged since such experiences undermine the overall goals of achieving equality,” MP Jimmy Akena led UPC added.