The ministry of Civic Education and Community Development says economic interventions that are being done under Community Savings and Investment Promotion (COMSIP) are uplifting lives of women in the country.
Speaking to YFM on Thursday during a visit to some cooperative unions in the area of Senior Chief Mlumbe in Zomba district, the line minister Everton Chimulirenji said it is pleasing to note that a lot of women are self-reliant in their families.
“I am very happy to discover that communities at Senior Chief Mulumbe have collaborated to uplift their own lives by engaging in different economic activities such as backing bread and some farm crops among others,” said the minister.
He said such activities have the potential to eradicate poverty among Malawians especially women who are greatly affected by effects of poverty.
However, Chimulirenji expressed worry that most men are reluctant in taking part in community developments as evidenced by the low patronage in adult schools.
“When men are educated, it is easy to support their families,” he said.
In his remarks, Senior Chief Mlumbe, of the area expressed gratitude over many activities that are being done through COMSIP saying their interventions have help develop his area.
Meanwhile, Flora Mvuta, district community development officer for Zomba said a lot of women are expressing interest to participate in the activities.
There are over 103 COMSIP groups in Zomba district with 9 cooperatives and so far 10 thousand and 43 people have benefited from different activities under COMSIP.