women in governance

The Civil Service and Good Governance in partnership with the Oromia Women and Children Affairs Bureaus have recently pledged to work together in a bid to address good governance problems of women at a women conference which held at Adama town.

Opening the conference, the Oromia State Chief Muktar Kedir stated that residents of the state are suffering with lack of good governance especially among women.

Issues like cultural norms, less education opportunity for women, lack of awareness, weak women organizations on rural areas have led to women not participating and benefitting from the current development, he noted.

He also said “currently more than 130,000 women are in the civil service and are fighting lack of good governance at zonal levels to make sure the benefits of women from development, justice and decision making and urged that women should work closely with government and themselves hand in hand to address problems of women.

Also speaking at the conference was the Head of State Justice bureau Mahbuba Adem who said that weak women organization in rural areas has exposed women for lack of good governance and rent seeking problems.

She noted that women should work together in an organized way to bring remarkable and sustainable changes.

More than 2000 women took part in the conference.

 

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