Uganda will tomorrow, Monday 8th 2020 join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day.
The event in Uganda will be marked under the theme “Building on Women’s Strength for a better future in a COVID-19 world”
The celebrations are expected to pay tribute to Ugandan women for the vital part they played in different sectors to help the country back on its feet after the Covid19 pandemic hit early last year.
Minister of ICT and National Guidance Hon Judith Nabakooba told press on Sunday that the work done by women during the crisis was unmissable.
“Women have been exceptional in Uganda’s efforts against Covid19. They’ve provided leadership at all levels from National level to the households in communities,” she said.
“Throughout the pandemic women have put up a determined effort to ensure that people under their care remain safe and healthy.”
“We all remember the images of women in the markets and make shift restaurants who slept at their workplace. These women demonstrated strength of character, resilience and the love of their families.”
Because of their sacrifice, Nabakooba said many lives were saved and communities maintained a regular supply of food and other resources.
“There is no doubt that Uganda survived the worst effects of COVID-19 because of the sacrifice that women put in.”
As the country emerges out of the pandemic, the Minister said Government will focus more on women and utilize their skills and resilience to restart the economy.
“Government is going to tap into this unique power of women. Even though a number of significant interventions have already been made such Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program, Skilling of women and building capacity to establish value addition centres,” she said.