By Nathan Eyagu
SOROTI - Women in Soroti City have put a smile on the faces of new mothers and female inmates at Soroti prisons ahead of the anticipated Women's day celebrations.
Josephine Ibaseret Osiba the deputy RCC soroti city west who also doubles as the chairperson organizing committee in preparation for belated women's Day told this website that the move was intended to put a smile and hope on the women as the city celebrates its belated women's day celebrations on Friday this week.
The team gave out an assortment of items like soap, sugar and reusable pads to the women.
"We are having a number of activities ahead of the day and we want to thank Mustard Seed organization for providing reusable pads to the women, we call upon women in the city to turn up in big numbers that day", she added.
She further urged the public to disregard any information on social media that there will be no celebration as they have already started the celebration by gifting mothers gifts.
It should also be noted that, the Soroti city Woman MP Acom Joan Alobo in several announcements running in various radio stations called upon the women of Soroti never to turn up for the belated women's day celebrations organized as they already finished their celebrations that took place on 14th, April,2023 that involved a chase with the police.
She however added that the day wasn't celebrated but postponed due to various reasons like inadequate funds, unavailability of the chief guest ( Rt Hon. speaker Anita Among), and the presence of the ICU cabinet swearing-in ceremony.
Ikilai Mary chairperson women league in Soroti city also said that "the mp didn't turn up for the meeting, her PA came the last day for the budget and later the MP said that there won't be any celebration yet she had a celebration with her friends",
"The idea of the woman MP is not good, she went a stray and celebrated alone just to get accountability for her fellow honourables", Apolot Agnes Suzan a committee member in the organizing committee said.
Meanwhile, the women that received support at the Soroti Regional Referral Hospital maternity ward appreciated the leadership for reaching out to them.