Granger says plight of women must be a national priority

David Granger addressing the NCW

[] – Presidential Candidate David Granger has noted the critical role that women play in society and in their families while speaking to a gathering of the National Congress of Women (NCW). The occasion was a forum in observance of International Women’s Day held at the NCW Headquarters.

Granger said it is key that women, particularly in their role as primary care-givers to their children, be educated and gainfully employed.

“Girls should be in school, not being trafficked”, Granger said.  He encouraged women to begin thinking of the knowledge and skills passed down to them from their own mothers as possible tools to be employed as entrepreneurs.

In this regard, he promised that a David Granger Administration would provide micro-financing for women getting into enterprise at affordable rates.

Granger also promised that his government would revitalize the local government system. He said that he saw this as a path towards empowerment where young men and women start their “apprenticeship” in the democratic system by “learning to serve others”.

On a personal note, he said that being the seventh of eight children he appreciated the work and sacrifice of the nation’s women and hoped that occasions such as International Women’s Day are used to take stock of the education, safety and economic well-being of our young girls and women.