Joyce Banda inspires young women

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By Capital FM

Former President Joyce Banda is underscoring the need for determination in Malawian women if they are to make meaningful impact in society.

She was speaking on Saturday during a Women of Impact Conference at Calvary Family Church Hall in Lilongwe’s Falls Estate.

Banda encouraged delegates to the conference to practise selflessness, unity, integrity, hard work and the fear of the Lord stressing that they should persevere and always look for an alternative when things seem to stall.

While reminding them about life being short, the former President appealed to the women to draw individual life mission statements and stay focused.

The women were inspired to keep building their capacity and, where necessary, go back to school so as to empower themselves with knowledge.

On financial independence, Banda observed that economic empowerment of women is key to their social and political progress; stressing that money is power rather than evil.

She argued that it is people who abuse money that are evil and highlighted that money enables people to help the poor.

The former President has spent most of her adult life as a development practitioner, a philanthropist and a champion for social justice and equality with a strong passion for women, children and the underprivileged.

The  conference that was organised by the youth section of the Scripture Union of Malawi, attracted a wide range of women from across the country.

Other speakers at the event included Rudo Chakwera, Ruth Kulaisi and musician Rittah who all spoke to motivate young women to shape their future while grooming their faith in God.

 

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