By Charles Katabalwa/Umoja Standard.
Kampala, Uganda: Men have been challenged to give their wives enough time to engage in developmental work hence social economic development of the home, community and country respectively.
This advise has been given by chairperson to the parliamentary committee on Gender Labor and social development Hon. Flavia Rwabuhoro , during the breakfast Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) meeting in Kampala Mestil Hotel ,organized by Ministry of Gender Labor and social development (MGLSD) together with ActionAid International Uganda (AAIU) and International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), citing that many women spend a lot of time doing unproductive work such cooking food, fetching water, looking after Children among others which she thinks has crippled the economic development of this country as well as families.
Rwabuhoro adds that men should always encourage and support their wife’s to work than leaving them to do house work which at the end yields nothing yet the current economy needs collective efforts to have a better meal on the table and women are the best due to their natural given creativity.
However the legislator has urged government to extend services like boreholes, markets among others to nearest places to save time women spend while walking long-distance and concentrate on productive work.
Meanwhile Rwabuhoro has urged government to put mechanism were domestic workers mostly women are given a 6 months period training to get enough experience on the work they locally and internationally like on kitchen materials ideas, house maintenance among others to eliminate or reduce on the problems these girls and ladies face while at work.