Women's effort must be appreciated - Chakwera

State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says women play a crucial role in society hence the need to openly appreciate such efforts.

Chakwera made the remarks on Tuesday in Lilongwe during an occasion as globally, women are celebrating Inter1 Women's Day, which falls on March 8 annually.

"Today, being Inter1 Women’s Day, let me openly celebrate all the accomplishments and sacrifices our women and girls are making to transform Malawi. Women form a very key constituency of our daily livelihoods and their immense contribution to this country’s development agenda remains inestimable," said Dr Chakwera.

Chakwera: women's effort should be appreciated openly

The President notes that this year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, challenges the nation to give women and girls equal opportunity in all spheres of human advancement for them to fully exploit their capabilities.

"Remember, attainment of gender equality is everyone’s responsibility," he added.

Women march during the commemorations in Lilongwe

Dr Chakwera pledged that his administration will continue making women an integral part of the 1 development agenda through appointments in key leadership positions and investment in their wellbeing.