Katete, August 23, 2019, ZANIS---Government says it appreciates the role women play in the promotion of peace, unity and fostering of development in the country.

Katete District Commissioner (DC), Joseph Makukula said government recognises the role women play to the development of the country.

Speaking during the Reformed Church in Zambia Women’s Fellowship (RCZ WF) Bi-Annual general meeting in Katete, Mr Makukula said government was running an all-inclusive type of government that has prioritized the input of women.

“Government knows the potential that lies in you women. Even the President Dr Edgar Lungu knows and understands the contributions, the zeal, dedication and determination that comes from you women in contributing towards the betterment of the nation,” he said.

Mr Makukula said it was important that the women realises that some of the solutions to the country’s challenges lied within themselves.

Mr Makukula also appreciated the efforts and leadership of the RCZWF that has been in existence for 73 years with a membership of 30,000 women.

The District Commissioner added that the church play an important role in the development of the nation.

Meanwhile, RCZWF Chairperson Faneli Mwale said the purpose of the Bi-annual general meeting was to report back the efforts done by the fellowship in the past two years.

Ms Mwale said the fellowship has so far constructed a multipurpose hall for use by the fellowship and to also raise money to carry out its various projects that are focused on providing basic social amnesties to the public.

And a member Vainness Mwanza appreciated the recognition of the potential and efforts of women by government in contributing to the well-being of the nation.

“We are grateful for government’s recognition of what the fellowship is doing and what women are doing in this country. We shall not relent in serving God and in serving the nation,” she said.

Ms Mwanza also said government should lean on the church, as the church was a strong pillar on which government can rely on in uplifting the living standards of the people of Zambia.