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WLSA Campaigns for Female Politicians

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Women are encouraged to participate in politics. Women are encouraged to participate in politics. - File photo

As the 2019 tripartite polls draw closer, an international organization that is drumming support for female MPs says the country is not doing enough in promoting women to be in decision making positions.

Project officer for Women and Law for  Southern Africa Education and Research Trust (WLSA) Malango Maganga has told Zodiak Online it is worrying to note that in the 2014 elections the country failed to meet the SADC declaration of 30 % parliamentary women representation.

Malango said the country achieved 16 % out of the recommended 30 % female representation in the 2014 tripartite elections, a situation he described as pathetic.

"We need to put much effort to ensure that the country achieve the 50- 50 women representation target in the forthcoming elections," he said.

He has since urged people in the country to vote for the female aspirants in next year's elections because they can help to eradicate development challenges that the country is facing.

One of the female parliamentarians in Phalombe, Mary Mpanga, while asking eligible voters to register, she has also hailed 50-50 campaigners for drumming support for female aspirants in the country.

Mpanga said it is important to vote for female parliamentarians because a lot of women in key decision positions have made remarkable achievements in their respective areas.


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