Traditional Authority (T/A) Chowe of Mangochi District has called on Muslim women in the district to get educated if they are to be empowered and aspire for leadership positions in the country.
The chief said this last Wednesday at Malukula Primary School in his area on the sidelines of an event to mark the launch of ‘support for nutrition improvement component’ (Snic) project by Save the Children in the district.
Chowe said apart from self-confidence, education will enable them to take bold decisions on issues affecting their lives.
“The days when Muslim women were relegated to play second fiddle now belong to history. Muslim women often need to be more than men to overcome traditional obstacles placed in their way, in order to advance in all spheres of life.
“Islamic teachings do not make it mandatory for women to remain confined to their household chores as the Qur’an does not propose or support a singular role or set of roles for each gender exclusively across human civilisation.”n