In its usual trend to sensitize and educate women in local governance, Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) has organized a one day sensitization seminar on the priority policy concerns of women in local councils.
The meeting is a follow up meeting to present to women in CGG’s project areas priority concerns of women which are validated and identified in the last meeting.
CGG’s head of programmes Marcella Macauley explained that ward development committee members and councilors in the first seminar identified what they think their priority needs are as women, and how these needs are going to affect the policies they would be making at the local level and also how to push these policies forward.
Speaking with Marcella after the seminar, she disclosed, “this second session was very fruitful and participatory … Lots of things came out – the ward committee members were able to ask silent questions and make commitment as to how they will move forward the process of monitoring especially the social services in their community and to ensure that their role and responsibility are executed,” she said.
Marcella revealed that “Councilors and ward committee members even further made commitment of liaising with CGG to get some more ideas how to push the issues forward.”