THE Non-Governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) is concerned that the 2024 national budget does not make provision for the constitution review, especially the inclusion of the expanded Bill of Rights.
NGOCC Executive Director Anne Mbewe Anamela said the expanded Bill of Rights remains key for women and children.
Ms. Anamela said that the 2024 budget just like the budgets before remains gender blind and is a matter of concern.
“As a women’s movement, we are still concerned that the 2024 budget just like the budgets before
remains gender blind,” she said.
Ms. Anamela further urged the Ministry of Finance and National Planning and the legislature to ensure that national budgets are gender responsive and sensitive taking into consideration the differentiated needs of women, men, girls and boys.
She said she is concerned that Government has not made provisions for the operationalization of the Gender Equity and Equality Act, specifically the establishment of
Gender Commission which is a constitutional imperative.