So this RBZ Governor post, has basically been reserved for a man right? I quote Gono…“He obviously will find both deputy governors Dr Charity Dhliwayo and Dr Kupukile Mlambo incredible pillars of support technically and experience wise, together with the dedicated team of professionals I left behind”..
As a country are we really at a point where we regard women as incapable leaders in their own right, or we regard certain positions of power as man’s job only? When a few women were appointed to cabinet sometime last year we hear there were talks about how ‘women are not educated’?? Fast forward a few months, Gono lives office and Charity, a female is appointed Acting Reserve Bank Governor, but she is unfit for the job as a Governor?? http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-15010-CBZ+boss+named+new+RBZ+governor/news.aspx
So this equality business, we only commit to it on paper? Women are only suitable for positions of vice? I find this dis-empowering to women and the gains of independence where even women went to. The gains were meant to bring equality, not to promote superiority in gender amongst Zimbabweans. If we are going to talk about the empowerment of all Zimbabweans, then it should be All Encompassing, it should embrace every Zimbabwean as capable! What message does this send to us? That women cant lead? that women are inferior to man and that they deserve lowly positions? I think time should be up when women have to appreciate positions of deputy as a favor, but as merit, time should be now when we realise its actually the women who run the economy, and i think women should begin to demand respect and power in their positions. I’ve realised in many facets of the society including politics, its as if women owe men when they are appointed to positions and worse positions of deputy for many of them!! I think if we are going to talk about real empowerment of women, then lets talk about that, lets begin to be fair and square! How does a person deputise in a position they are not qualified for? So they are good enough to give a deputy and technical expertise but not real power?? Well, i just got a feeling that, in this country as long as people are do not respect human beings as capable, as long as women are treated as second class citizens, and yet they are the ones who deliver, as long as people refuse this truth, Zimbabwe will remain where it is, struggling! We need to admit women do all the job, women deliver, women work hard, they do the rest of the job, and they should get the positions of power! Women MUST be supported to be who they should be, after all they do all the job as i repeat! Lets stop this injustice and give people their best shot!
Am very disappointed!!!