The MEC for the Department of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure, Ms Nkakareng Rakgoale, has congratulated the newly appointed women Ministers who hail from Limpopo.
“The appointment made by President Ramaphosa is a clear indication of a government that advocates for women leadership and empowerment,” said MEC Rakgoale.
“We thank the President for having confidence in our women to lead. What makes us even more proud is that Limpopo is well represented at that level. We indeed congratulate the daughters of Limpopo.”
NEWLY APPOINTED MINISTERS FROM LIMPOPO
They newly appointed Ministers are: Ms Thembi Nkadimeng, Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Ms Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Minister in the Presidency. Ms Maropeng Ramokgopa Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Ms Pinky Kekana, Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation.
NKAKARENG RAKGOALE CONGRATULATE THE BREEDING GROUND PROVINCE
MEC Rakgoale further said that the congratulations she is sending on behalf of the province are an indication that Limpopo has become a breeding ground for women leaders. An example that should encourage everyone to continue support work that the Limpopo government is doing in women emancipation.
Scores of women from across the province’s five districts gathered at Ga-Matlala-A- Thaba for a joyful celebration of International Women’s Day filled with cultural performances and dancing.
The Province joined billions of people in celebration of International Women’s Day under the theme. “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.”
Nkhensani Hlekane of the Commission on Gender Equality also shared some information on issues facing women. The work of the Commission as a Chapter 9 institution. She spoke of issues related to child maintenance, types of marriage, and estate property amongst others as matters that require dedicated attention.
In concluding her remark, MEC Rakgoale praised the government for having a high number of women in leadership at the political level. But said more still needs to be done and called on the private sector to appoint more women in executive managerial posts for the emancipation of women.
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