Dar es Salaam. Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) women employees have joined their fellows globally to commemorate International Women’s Day 2019.
MCL human resource manager Aika Massawe reiterated the need for empower women especially those from rural areas so as to enable them to realize their goals.
She also urged women to make sure that they work hard if they are to realize their dreams.
“The only challenge that I am facing is how to balance time between keeping my family and my job because I spend much of the time at work,” she said.
Mwananchi newspaper news editor Lilian Timbuka said the event was a catalyst for women to continue working hard without fear or favour.
“I thank God for enabling me to reach where I am. When I was appointed, I was very worried and my assistants were not sure about my ability at the time, but I soldiered on and I believe I am doing well,” said she.
She was echoed by MCL Sports Department head Ndaya Mgoyo, who said by being confident, using their time well and concentrating on crucial aspects women will excel.
“Any woman can achieve her goal if she doesn’t think about barriers and strikes a balance between work and and personal life,” she said.
The Citizen Features sub-editor Stella Barozi questioned whether the day was only for urban and educated women because she was skeptical if all women were aware about the day and its importance.
According to MCL web editor Zourha Malisa, it is important to inform women about this year’s campaign theme, which is #BalanceforBetter.
MCL entertainment editor Julieth Kulangwa urged women to love what they do.
According to marketing head Sarah Munema, any woman is a leader because they do it starting from family level.