As we celebrated women’s day on 8th March 2016 ToroDev dedicated the talkshows on all the 3 radio stations to women in the Rwenzori region to air out what they feel was the gap for them to access equality with men. For example on Jubilee radio during the Listeners’ program that is aired live every Sunday 8:00pm- 10:00pm, Callers participated live in the 2 hours program through call-ins & sms platforms;
‘’Empowering women socially, economically & politically would help women attain equal opportunities with men & in the long run development will be realized hence improved living standards in families’’, said Mr. Agaba a caller from Kicwamba in Kabarole district, ‘’As women we should not just celebrate by jubilating but have our leaders organize sensitization workshops on how women can fully participate in leadership of their country, by doing so we will be empowering women’’, said Mrs Ngasirwa Teddy a caller from Mukubo in Kabarole district, ‘’ when you empower a woman, you have empowered a nation, we should emphasize on educating the girl child to stay & complete school for a bright future of our nation’’, said Dorothy a caller from Kamwenge district, ‘’ women can also be Heirs to their families and do better than men rather than how African culture conceives it’’, said Kansiime a caller from Kyenjojo district, ‘’ women should also develop the spirit of ‘we can’ then they will make it’’, said Princes Hadijah through an sms, ’’ I wish the money spent in organizing the national event could be channeled to our health centers to improve the level of service delivery in our health units’’, said Beatrice Kobusinge from Kibaale district through an sms.
About 27 people (13 women) called in & 15 people participated through sms platforms during the 2 hours of the talkshow that was moderated by Mr. Mukonyezi Wilfred Abooki.
|Mr. Mukonyezi Wilfred Abooki the Moderator of Listeners Forum program on Jubilee Radio|
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