Mary Chilima who is the wife of Vice President Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima says she is determined to work hand in hand with other women to defeat novel coronavirus.
Chilima made the remarks after meeting representatives of female councillors led by the Vice Chairperson of Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) Councillor Esther Sagawa.
“I was honoured by a courtesy call from representatives of female councillors led by the Vice Chairperson of Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA), Councillor Esther Sagawa. The ladies introduced the Women’s Councillors Caucus and shared their plans and programs,”
“Our discussion with the Caucus centered on innovative ways to work jointly on Covid-19 measures and how to actively participate in women, girls and children programs,” she says.
Madam Chilima says she pledged to support them with COVID-19 preventative resources such as masks for the vulnerable in their communities where possible.
During the meeting, the female councillors also agreed to make a concerted effort to work with vulnerable and marginalised groups within the community specifically women living positively with HIV, persons with albinism, child headed households and those with disabilities.
“The meeting closed on a high positive note where everyone was encouraged to work hard for the Malawi we want,” Madam Chilima says.