Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has committed herself to deal with challenges that create difficulties for women to participate actively in leadership and development.
Addressing women at the Diamond Jubilee Hall in Dar es Salaam, during an event to mark the International Day of Democracy, the President explained that she is interested in the economic development of women.
“When I was Vice President, I decided to create women’s economic platforms in the regions to make it easier for them to solve their economic challenges and I promise to continue to nurture these platforms,” she said.
President Samia noted that Tanzania has evolved from the talk on ‘not leaving women behind’ to discussions on development and sustaining women’s contribution to Tanzania’s economy as entrepreneurs and in other careers.
The President encouraged women to vote for a woman president when exercising their franchise in Tanzania’s next general election. She noted that the country is yet to elect a female President. As part of her commitment to women’s development, she noted that she is going to appoint more women to leadership & government positions.