One of the many areas which President Obama touched on during his visit to Kenya was gender inequality. I agree that apart from corruption, bad traditions is killing Africa, denying women equal opportunity to participate as full member of society has huge detrimental impact to our economy.
Here is a positive initiative whereby women farmers were encouraged and supported. Women in Tanzania were given opportunity to vote for their community women hero – what an inspiring concept for a reality TV show.
I think it’s great that winners were rewarded with tools and training to do more of what they have always done so as to do it better and faster. Because of their success, winners had inspired many others in their community and now their men had no choice but to include them in decision-making process – that is a progress!
In contrast, this is us in Nigeria, in 2015 we have half of the population in rural areas, most rely on subsistence farming for livelihood.
Here is our mentality regarding women farmers owing land, recorded a few days ago. Where is the progress? Hear the local chief’s speech – sums it all.