50-50 Campaign press for more women in political positions

An NGO which campaigns for more women in elective and non- elective senior positions is asking major political parties in the country to accommodate more women to run for local government and parliamentary elections.

Grace Malera says 50:50 Campaign is not about challenging men

Grace Malera, a member of the 50-50 Campaign said 50 per cent of the seats in parliament can only be achieved if women compete on party ticket during the 2019 parliamentary elections.

“The 50-50 Campaign is not about challenging men but pushing women for the positions on merit,” said Malera, the executive director of Action Aid.

Mafunde secretary general Rose Anthony said women themselves should express interest to run for a political office if they are to be voted.

“It is not an easy road. We need to work hard and the women should express interest to run for such offices. We need to identify capable women who can deliver, we need women who can express themselves freely to the people,” she said.

She said only women who are able to deliver once voted into power should be identified and be presented to the people.

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GentleLADIES AND Gentlemen WE have women i know who Can deliver 1 that woman at ombudsman office (She serious with her job ) Why can’t she head ACB ??) 2 Jane Ansah 3 Anastasia Msosa DEAR MALAWIANS IF THESE WOMEN CANNOT STAND THENO LET’S GO FOR BUSHIRI So far these women can be our Presidents no doubt about it They can deliver! Hands up for these women God bless you YOU ARE NOT LIKE THAT ONE WHO SWINDLED OUR TAXES AND PASSED ON !
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The 50-50 Campaign is a good start to achieve a 50-50 representation in parliament. However, it must be noted that political parties will only field candidates, at least for MP’s positions, if they believe the candidates have a chance of getting support/votes from their respective constituencies.. This is where the problem starts. Women generally don’t support each other and therefore highly likely that, given a choice between voting for a man and a woman, they would cast their vote for a man. This is where the NGO campaign, for 50-50 representation, should focus their energy on. Encourage and educate women… Read more »

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