Chiumia made the call in Nkhata Bay during a women conference for Chipangano Church for Chithowe zone.
She said apart from enhancing their spiritual life, women should also use such gatherings to reflect on their contribution to the development of their families, community and the country.
“This gathering has brought together women across the district and we follow what the First Lady Madam Professor Mutharika does and she encourages us to be role models hence I came to be with the women.
“The First Lady has established a number of initiatives for the women, girls and children including the Beautify Malawi Trust,” noted Chiumia.
Commenting on the idiom “behind every successful man there is a woman”, the government has stepped up efforts to empower women and girls in a number of aspects of life.
“While such efforts materialize, some women are already doing great in transforming lives of Malawians, the works of the country’s First Lady Madam Professor Gertrude Mutharika cannot go unnoticed on the list of the great women whose impact has gained national and international recognition,” she said.
The Minister then urged women and girls to borrow a leaf from the splendid work of Madam Professor Gertrude Mutharika.
“We need to be a source of inspiration to our families and form part of the solutions to some challenges in our communities,” she said.
Meanwhile, the women grouping says it is reaping benefits of the tremendous work the First Lady Madam Professor Gertrude Mutharika is doing in areas of girl education, cancer, women empowerment, sanitation and hygiene among others.
Chairperson, Chipangano Church, Chithowe Zone, Kettie Longwe, said as women, they will keep praying for the nation, the First lady and her initiatives so that they keep bearing fruit.
Statistics show that women and girls hold a large part of the country’s population.