Invest more in women for growth - UN official

Monday October 19 2015

Former URA Commissioner General Allen Kagina

Former URA Commissioner General Allen Kagina (L) hands over to Doris Akol in October last year. Women leaders have been credited with transforming organisations. FILE PHOTO 

By MARTIN LUTHER OKETCH

Kampala. Organisations should invest more in mentoring women for top leadership position, says a senior United Nations official in Uganda.
Speaking at the fourth annual women leadership conference last week in Kampala, the United Nations Development Programme resident representative in Uganda, Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, said women are good at reforming and transforming organisations.

She said investing in women is not just good for corporate businesses, but also good for growing economies around the world.
“Invest in gender equity at work place. Institutions/companies that embrace gender diversity on their boards and in management often experience improved performance and profitability as a result,” she said.

moketch@ug.nationmedia.com

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