Former Malawian President Dr. Joyce Banda Has Challenged Women Across Africa To Seek Leadership Posi
In the quest to help achieve economic, political and social development of the continent. Banda, the first female president of Malawi and the second female president in Africa, spoke in Lagos, last week, on the topic: “Women in Solidarity…a New Paradigm for Inclusion” at a Women’s Power Lunch, a programme organised by Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF). MMF is a non-profit organisation founded in honour of the memory and in furtherance of the ideals of the late General Murtala Muhammed, former head of state. Banda said women are too strong to be ignored and must rise up and take their rightful positions as they won’t get it on a platter of gold. In her words: “The theme for this year’s edition of Women Power Lunch is apt as it provides us with the opportunity to not only discuss issues that affect women, but also provide a platform for us to network on how to promote effective women leadership and eliminate the barriers that limit women from being relevant on the continent.” She hailed the president of Rwanda for championing the promotion of women leadership globally. On her part, Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, chief executive officer, Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), said the foundation found Dr. Banda as a role model and appropriate speaker for this year’s edition of the Women’s Power Lunch because of her achievements and track record.
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