Gombe state Ministry for Women and Social Welfare has said that the propose Gender and Equal Opportunities for all Persons Bill is to promote and enhance healthy coexistence and partnership between the men and female towards effective service delivery.
He said contrary to fears and speculations that the bill if pass to law will give room for women to rub shoulders with there men counterparts, Mohammed said the bill is only to create a space for women to have equal chances with their male counterparts in terms of access to services, opportunities and societal resources for sustainable development.
“My esteem members, this review meeting is therefore aimed at looking over and to brush up the content of the Gender and Equal Opportunities for All Persons Bill as well as to strategize ways to facilitate its passage in Gombe state” He said
Adding that “I appreciate the strong effort made by the committee members who have been concurrently engaged in reviewing this bill today the bill has made reasonable progress in the right direction”.
The Technical Advisor of the UN Women in Gombe State, Mrs Rhoda Zira-Dia, encouraged members of the various committees to work hard to ensure that the bill was passed before the end of the UN Women Project in Gombe, by June this year.
Rhoda Zira-Dia further said that the passage of the bill would determine the renewed presence of the UN Women in the state.
“It is expected that at end of the review meeting, committee members will get the final draft of the bill and that the Work plan and next steps to fast-track passage of the bill.”