Chilenje appointed Malawi’s women in parliament ambassador
Malawi’s First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Esther Mcheka Chilenje, has been appointed ambassador for the Parliamentary Global Forum (PGF).
She told Nyasa Times in a telephone interview from Addis Ababba, where the Women in Parliament Global Annual Summit 2015 took place from March 23-26, that she will use her position to “champion issues do with women rights in Malawi and across the world.”
She has since called on countries world over to empower women so that they are at par with men.
“If women are empowered as political leaders, countries are bound to experience higher standards of living and foster useful developments that can be manifested in many sectors of development such as education and agriculture,” said Chilenje.
She added: “Research has shown that participation of women in politics has produces tangible gains in democratic governance, increase in ethnic and party cooperation and more importantly sustainability of peace.”
Chilenje said that in Malawi, for instance, she will engage extra gear in promoting sex-balance leadership in parliament by ensuring that the leader and his or her deputy are of different sexes.
“For me that would influence better women representation in high positions,” she said.
Chilenje also said she will support women legislators through advice and training so that they have well-informed knowledge on the functionalities of the institution of parliament and how the women parliamentarians can act as role models to the girl child.
She also said she would make sure that girls are well represented in the ‘Youth Parliament of Malawi.’
“This will help raise confidence in future female legislators by identifying potential female candidates and supporting them throughout campaign periods,” explained Chilenje.
She also said she will also lobby with the Malawi government to reserve certain positions for women in the society.
Chilenje urged the country’s MPs, through the meet, to be agents of change.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Kodi in a kachikho in nomwe new York, in nomwe ku Addis ababa, in u so ku vietnam
Mcheka sakuthandizani a Malawi. Wasankha ndani Kodi? Ndiye bola kachikhoyottu
Women are respectable and if someone feels to know someone better keep it to yourself. Its unfortunate to disregard women in Malawian culture. When we talk about evil, man is basically evil and evil is universe.
Congratulations Madam Mcheka Chilenje. People talk what ever they want, just do the job you are given. Do the best and God will do the rest.
Congrats but the problem with Mcheka Chilenje ndi Nkhaza and her mother is the same. They are very cruel by nature. They cannot respect anyone here at home and abroad. Those who do not know her ask people from Makhanga where she comes from. You will be shocked. Also ask Zomba C.C.AP church leaders whom she dressed down when presiding over her marital case with Kennedy Nkhoma. She wanted to bulldose them but they told her off and she was humiliated by being told that forget about your Speakership here is another institution and she was treated with a full… Read more »
IT’S TRUE WOMEN ARE USELESS. THEY SEEM TO BE LOVING ONE ANOTHER BUT NOT. WHY DIDN’T THEY SUPPORT JOYCE BANDA DESPITE THEM BEING MAJORITY? NDICHIFUKWA CHAKE M’MALIMBIKITSA MAUFULU WOYENDA MALISECHE.
Congrants Mai. Osafooka ndizonena za anthu ai. Timakukondani. Mukanakhala oipa simukanawinanso dera la lwanu ai. Ngakhale u speaker anzanu Ku yumba yamalamulo sakanavomeleza kuti mukhalenso mukanakhala oipa.kp the fire burning. Okumbira inu dzenje azagweramo yekha. Pitilizani kugwira ntchito yabwinoyo.
Magaula wanya!! Ester ndi Munthu wasazikonda,ndi Mayi waulemu wake wodzichepesa ndipo wasangala.Amene amacheza naye akudziwa izi. Uli ndi Vuto ndiwe.Jerous bwanji Amalawi.Congratuletions Ester !!! God should continue to bless you