Women shunning MCP primary polls

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is disappointed with lack of interest among women in Dedza to contest in its primary elections which were scheduled for 28 August, 2018 but have since been postponed.

Juliana Lunguzi: MCP female legislator from Dedza

Top officials for the opposition party have said  out of 37 aspirants for Member of Parliament (MP) positions in the primaries, only three are women while another three women are interested in ward councillor positions, out of 44 aspirants.

The party’s Regional Chairperson in the Central Region, Patrick Chilondola said the development is a concern to the party, considering that it is happening at a time various stakeholder are incessantly calling upon women to participate in politics.

Chilondola was speaking in an interview on Tuesday on the side lines of an induction for aspiring MPs and councillors in the district.

“Currently, we have two women who have shown interest to contest on the position of Member of Parliament plus the current Member of Parliament for Dedza East who is also a woman, making a total of three women,” Chilondola said.

He, however, said the party is fully prepared for the primaries, saying they have given each and every aspirant equal opportunity to campaign and contest in the primaries.

District Chairman for MCP in Dedza, Rodrick Chipwatali said that 37 aspirants will compete for positions of Members of Parliament in the primaries in the seven constituencies and 44 aspirants will compete for the positions of ward councillors in all the wards located in the seven constituencies.

Chipwatali added that it was sad to note that out of 81 aspirants who are going to contest in both positions, Members of Parliament and ward councillors, only six are female candidates.

He said that most women lack confidence, hence their failure to participate in political leadership positions.

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Chokazinga
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Chokazinga

I support MCP and I suggest the following three options for the love of my country: (1) Let’s start voting for district women representatives that means political parties will feature a woman candidate for each district and people will vote for one. Apart from the normal parliamentary seating, these women will meet to discuss issues concerning women and girl children in separate forums. This is where women would be suggesting policies on issues that concern them. Let’s face the truth women go through tough situations – rape, abuse etc. I for one would like to see women smiling all the… Read more »

Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

Iwee Chokazinga, I think mutu wako unakazingikadi iwe. Mavuto aku Kongolesi akukhudza bwanji “fixing number ya azimayi” ku parliament? This should be fixed at party level. Mbuzi iwe eti?

SIPHADA
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SIPHADA

Let not the women be free to plunge into politics. Literacy levels have a direction on our decisions. Remember the cultural tone of our areas it is indeed fortunate that we have Juliana Lunguzi she is a collected lady whose parliamentary contributions are just exceptional this lady could have won Dr Banda’s heart had they been contemporaries I love her from afar a brilliant speaker

Chameleone sentimentals
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Chameleone sentimentals

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mark
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mark

BUT WHY DO WE FORCE THEM…….ANYWAY GOOD LUCK TO THOSE WITH COURAGE

Cognitive Dissonance Theory
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Cognitive Dissonance Theory

The political environment is not conducive to women. When a woman makes a mistake all women are attacked, for example, JB failures were attributed to her being a woman, but when a man fails, his failures are never attributed to all men. The individual takes the blame.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

It’s not surprising that the Meat for Crocodiles Party (MCP) is attracting little interest from women.

Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

“No” the real reason women are shunning is: they do not want to be associated with MCPs bloodshed history.. This party remains a party of death and darkness. Women know this. Women are clever, you can’t fool them.

Nduzayani
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Nduzayani

Apa ndiye zikudabwitsa koopsa kuti zipani zinazi akumakwana azimai 4 olimbanira constituency imodzi maka UTM. Nanga uku bwanji?Nkuudzeni zooona Mzimayi wabwino wahitsikana sangalowe MCP ai. Anthu akumamva zonse zankhanza zomwe anachitira abale awo. Apa zavuta ndithu. Campaign yako yonse nkumati MCP?????Iiìiìiii

mark
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mark

I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR YOU…….. CHILIMA IS GOING NOWHERE………

Ankolo
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Ankolo

The truth is UTM is waiting kuti itole makombo omwe MCP isiye pa ma primaries. Thats why you cried like babies when MCP was thinking of shifting dates for primary elections.

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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Lunguzi you are not there yet. You will regret the UN job you voluntarily left in South Sudan to join politics when you lose next year.

Ankolo
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Ankolo

Losing to Who? you must be dreaming.

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