BY MUBARAK HASSAN MUHENDA.
The Uganda Police has praised, thanked and encouraged their female employees both in writing and audio visual interviews from particular officers tweeted on the 6th march 2023.
A.G Director ICT Yusuf Ssewanyana women under the police technical teams help in the running of the national CCTV project which is a catalyst in the forces since it helps them look at all policing regions and districts by connecting them to their national data collecting Centre.
“In initial to empowering women, 30% of our technical team are women and they’re positioned in leadership areas,” he said.
ASP Immaculate Musimenta also thanked the Uganda Police force for providing them with the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills at work as female officers.
“We pledge commitment, focus and training in order to acquire more skills that will give us an edge in this industry 4.0 hence becoming more innovative and creative,” Musimenta emphasized.
Ssewanyana also stressed that in order to fight crime, they need to embrace technologies especially in this fourth industrial revolution and pointed out a few of other systems like the certificate of good conduct, express penalty scheme, human resource management system among others, they came up with besides the national cctv project.
According to an article from the global leaders’ meeting on gender equality and women empowerment, German Chancellor Angel Merkel said that wherever women are deprived of their rights and freedoms, humiliated and abused, development inevitably limited.
It should be noted that the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and constitutions of nations seek to create equality in law and in social situations such as democratic activities and securing equal pay for equal work for both men and women.
Under section 3 of the Employment Act (2006), women are allocated to a 60 days of paid maternity leave with wages fully paid by their employer of which the leave can be extended because of illness by either the child or mother of the child.
However, such is at times under looked, especially post covid 19 in private working companies with high competition but since people are reluctant and ignorant about the law, they end up being sent off, eliminated or their contracts getting terminated by their employers because they’re pregnant something a man is likely not to experience.