Kabwila in Scottish parliament moves motion to sustain female MPs

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) outspoken Member of Parliament (MP) for Salima North-West constituency, Dr. Jessie Kabwila this week tabled a motion in Scottish Parliament on how to sustain women Parliamentarians seats during elections.

Kabwila (right) at Scotland parliament

The motion aimed at invigorating ideas from Scottish lawmakers on how best Africans female legislators should retain their seats.

Female MPs retention remains a challenge in most African nations when their male counterparts dominates.

Kabwila, who is also Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Women Caucus Chairperson, told Nyasa Times  in an interview from Edinburgh in Scotland where she is attending the two week Parliamentary session that the motion tabled gave insights to develop trategies on achieve retention program in SADC region

The outspoken MP,  who is also chairperson for Malawi’s Parliamentary committee on women caucus, said SADC Parliaments should embrace women inclusion in leadership for effective democratic governance.

“I have come here on invitation of Scottish parliament. The party hosting us is the Scottish Nation Party (SNP). Objective is for Malawi parliament women caucus to share experiences with other women caucuses and see how Scottish parliament can help.

“On Thursday  I tabled a motion that aims to invigirates ideas to reduce numbers of women in Parliament as main headache facing us. Retention in SADC parliamemts remain a challenge due to poor implementation of lawsand poor service delivery crippled by corruption and patronage,” said Kabwila.

On Thursdays, the first minister goes to Scottish Parliament to answer questions from opposition party which Kabwila observed that most SADC nation leaders including Malawi were not ready to take such a task.

“The first minister answers questions from main opposition which is the conservatives followed by labour. Every Thursday, opposition sits on either side of the ruling party.

“Imagine the president goes to answer questions every Thursday for 45 minutes and this is broadcast live. SADC Parliaments must embrace this system for our democratic governance to work perfectly,” urges Kabwila.

Among others petinent issues coming from the current Scottish Parliament is that SNP does not agree much on the brexit.

Apart from the SADC Parliamentary women caucus chairperson, Scottish august house also invited other caucus heads including the kingdom of Bahrain, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia and Sudan.

In Scottish Parliament, English and Gallic (national local language) are languages used during sessions.

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3 years ago

U know ur seat is gone coz of makani just come and say sorry to mcp leadership ikapitiliza kukula mtima upenga back to class. MCP has even accepted gwengwe and maulidi just go back to bwana chakwera look now njovuyalema wakusiya wekha wakuthawa waku bibila

3 years ago

We have tried to give an opportunity to lead us, but Malawi was disappointed to discover that the mastermind of cashgate was a women who many Malawians had put their trust on. Do we still have to support women when they are destroying our nation? If women need support from men they should team up and call back Joyce Banda to return home and defend numerous allegations of office abuse and cashgate.

3 years ago

Don’t west time kabwila with MCP come and join DEPECO you are real Malawian woman strong and interegent all old party are killers parties now you can see big devil is fighting with the old devil fighting to destroy Malawian DEPECO 2019 boma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Criss boma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 years ago

Kabwira sangakhale mtsogoleri zidzavute zidzatan ngati unamukanika uneneli wa chipan ngati inu mmadyanawo za kabwilayu muzingodya koma tisanamizanepo pano kukhala mtsogoleri it’s not a joke thing.and choti mudziwe ndichi inu aHatton enawa amakhala a nzeru amakhala pasana pa anthu ena..kabwila siwonkhwima mnzeru..komaso akasankhidwaso ndimwayi come 2019..

3 years ago

Hon. Kabwira, I am proud of you. Yes other weak men don’t want you because they fear you. You are an asset and you shall remain so. How I wish that party gave you ample space!! You definately shall transform it. I am sure one day you will lead that party and that will be the time I will join it!!!!

3 years ago
Reply to  Hatton

Kabwira may have some good attributes. But unless she changes her attitude towards MCP leadership , she is finished politically. Or else she joins another party or starts her own party. JK will losend miserably in MCP primary elections at constituency level.

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