By Wetondo Denis Julius
All In One Woman Association (ALOWA) an NGO has trained married women leaders about their rights and how to save money as a way of boosting their income.
The training took place on Saturday 16th April 19, 2021 at Musede Memorial High School located at Sironko Town Council in Sironko district.
While speaking during the training, Catherine Ainamaani, the Country Programs Manager (ALOWA) said that the purpose of the training is to empower married women with knowledge about their rights and how to save their money a way of boosting their income.
She added that most women are chased away after the death of their husbands and denied share of their husbands’ property by relatives due to their ignorance about their rights and not having legal marriage certificates.
Ainamaan also said that they want the married women leaders at different levels to go and train their fellows about what they have learnt.
She also said that they want the trained women to convince their husbands to make their marriages legal. She said they can do this by acquiring married certificates at their respective sub counties, churches or customary leaders such that they can benefit from their husbands’ wealth after death.
Constance Nagudi, the chairperson of Kikobero Farmers SACCO Kikobero Sub County in Sironko district expressed her happiness with the training saying they have been ignorant on their rights but now she is not the same.
She adds that as married women they have been staying in marriage for years without bothering to get married certificates making them suffer after death of their husbands.
Maris Mudenge, a Woman Councilor Mutufu Town Council said that they are going to convey the same message to other women such that they can be aware about their rights and advantages of saving.