MPL – Movit Products Limited, on 15th May 2019 celebrated the Mothers and their unprecedented Values as ‘Moms’. Mothers are special beings because all love begins and ends with Motherhood. MPL employs so many women – of which most are mothers, and the theme for this year’s Mothers’ Day is ‘Balancing Motherhood and Work’.
The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Maggie Kigozi – an investment Promotion Expert, an Entrepreneur, a farmer, educator, feminist, sportswoman and a Mother. She is also the Chairperson of the Africa Scout Foundation which promotes the growth of scouting and supports more young people in Africa to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes. She is also the former Board Chair at Uganda Investments Authority.
In her early days, Dr. Maggie worked as a doctor for over 17 years and when she retired, she ventured into farming. She also learnt how to be a feminist when she saw a young girl as young as 12 years old pregnant.
Women more than men need to be having more knowledge about what is happening because knowledge is power. To be the best at your job means to communicate and learn your job really well and the next one above you – Dr. Maggie commented.
Dr. Maggie encouraged all the mothers to gain leadership skills and begin to position themselves as leaders. With leadership you need to learn the fact that people below you are looking for guidance and knowledge, so be willing to share it. Mothers can also be professionals by having people that know your job, time keeping, and learning from others. Mothers also should begin to think about having extra income that can support their families. There are so many opportunities in Tourism, Education, ICT and you can learn all this.
Work/Life balance is still a challenge for mothers but there is nothing you cannot learn. It’s also very important to have time for your family and as ‘Women’ – by all means find time for your husband and work at it.
Mothers should listen to their children, put them in good schools they can afford and allow them to do sports. With sports, your children can be very competitive, network and they will also learn how to lose. Single mothers are also very common in workplaces but your first priority should be your children.
Our Head of Human Capital – Mr. Henry Tumusiime thanked Dr. Maggie and the working mothers in MPL for attending today’s symposium. He also plans to improve the work-life for the mothers in MPL by setting up a new breastfeeding room and minimize on their daily working hours.
The Mother’s Day session was closed off with Cake cutting and MPL appreciates all the working mothers out there for their sacrifice, unconditional love and providing for their children.