BY: Phillip Dzikanyanga
Women in the country have been challenged to work hard and think outside the box for them to achieve social and economic transformation in their lives and that of their families.
The challenge came during the launch of Timeless Women of Wonder (T-WOW) in Malawi at Ufulu gardens in Lilongwe, an organization originally started in Kenya to promote the pride of women in Africa and the global at large.
Speaking during the ceremony which brought together a number of women from across the country, the guest of honor, Honorable Halima Daudi, Deputy minister of Local Government and Community Development expressed gratitude with the coming of T-WOW saying it will go along way in empowering the local women to realise their full potential.
Daud said government is looking for partners who can help in building a society and an environment where women can be respected and be able to achieve their dreams through hard work.
“It is high time women stop looking down at themselves, but rather work hard and work smart as it has been said before by the president Dr Lazarus Chakwera” She said.
In her Statement, T-WOW Chief Executive Officer and founder, Nyakan June said T-WOW is looking forward to help Malawi achieve social and economic transformation in the shortest time possible.
June said her organization in Malawi wants to help women in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) acquire business knowledge, creating a platform for networking and also providing funds to boost their business.
“We want to empower women and the continent of Africa; it is painful that we suffer amidst plentiful resources. Many things including civilization started in Africa but how come we are still poor”
According to June, SME’s are the engines for any economy even the most developed ones, hence the need to give them the deserving attention.
Furthermore, June said T-WOW in Malawi will work with the government in pushing for the right policies that are women inclusive since women are always at the centre of making consumption decisions in a number of critical areas including at the family level.
June also announced during the launch that Malawi will host the organization’s 2021 conference in February at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.
Two months ago, before the official launch, T-WOW in partnership with the African Funding Tour, a USA bases investor provided loans worth millions where the highest got $ 1 million to Malawians from across the country who pitched viable business ideas to the organization.
Among notable faces present during the launch were, Parliament’s second deputy speaker Aisha Adam Mambo, former first lady Callista Mutharika, some Members of Parliament and renowned gender Activists including Barbra Banda.