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EALA women caucus urged to fast-track women’s economic empowerment legislation

The First Lady, Mama Rachel Ruto, has asked members of the East Africa Legislative Assembly Women Caucus to fast-track legislation in support of women’s economic empowerment in the region.

By acknowledging the importance of gender equity and the need to accelerate women’s empowerment in our nations, we will catalyse development in all aspects of life and ultimately transform families, communities, East African Member States, and the whole continent.

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The East Africa Legislative Assembly Women Causus is working towards emerging as a powerful voice in the articulation of the East African women’s agenda of justice, equality, equity, and accountability in the EAC integration process.

The First Lady urged the causus members to use their platforms to empower women, utilise our region’s youthful workforce, and protect our children.

By jointly utilising our human capital and natural resources productively, the legislators will chart a new course towards a brighter future for the citizens of the East African Community.

Speaking at the event, Hon. Peninah Malonza, Cabinet Secretary for East African Community, The Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), and Regional Development, expressed the causus inspiration from the commitment by the first lady to advance the economic empowerment of women in Kenya.

The legislators present will be exposed to the programs of Mama Rachel Ruto, including an experience in table banking.

Other leaders present in the visit included Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of EAC Affairs, Republic of Uganda; Dr. Anne Itto, Chairperson of the EALA Caucus; Amb. Fatuma Ndangiza, Secretary General of the EALA Caucus; and Mwanaisha Chidzuga, Deputy Government Spokesperson of the Republic of Kenya.

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