Economist Chibamba Kanyama says women have power to request for the source of money and properties from their husbands, adding that when corruption eats up a society, it means their calling has been abandoned.
In a Facebook posting to commemorate International Women’s Day, Friday, Kanyama reflected on the role his wife had played in keeping him out of trouble, especially where corruption was concerned.
“This morning, even as women celebrate their day, I reflect on the role my wife has played in keeping me out of trouble, especially in the area of corruption. She has been the conscience of my life; like any other woman, I believe she has more power than I ever ever imagined in keeping me on right track. When God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” (Gen.2:18), He was not referring to the kitchen and other home chores. My wife is the guiding light for me, the number one trusted advisor, so that the family is brought up under guardrails of ethics,” Kanyama stated.
Chibamba observed that women had power to request for the source of money and properties from their husbands, adding that when corruption eats up a society, it meant that women had abandoned their calling.
“When corruption eats up a society, it means women have abandoned their calling; they are partakers of corruption, failing to ask their husbands, ‘Where did this money come from?’. My wife once told me, ‘you are exposed to opportunities to make money illegally but I will not be a conduit to an evil that will eat up our own family, giving false hope of eternal security and prosperity’. A smart woman has power to tell the husband, ‘unless you show me the source of this money; of this property; of this vehicle, I remain aggrieved because our children should grow up in an environment of sustainable prosperity’,” stated Kanyama.
“I celebrate with my wife and all women of Zambia on this special day but remember that your theme, ‘“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” starts with understanding who you really are: ‘Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.’ Prov. 31:10.”