Minister of Gender Victoria Kalima says Government has Intentions of Introducing a Quota system of Governance that will see Thirty Percent of Seats in Parliament being Reserved Strictly for Female Candidates.

 

Speaking on the Sidelines of the 3rd Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Gender and Women Empowerment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ms. Kalima said this System was meant to encourage more Women to Participate in Politics.

 

She said it was Unfortunate that Women Parliamentarians in Zambia only Accounted for 18.7 Percent While the Male Folk Dominated Parliament with 81.3 Percent.

 

She said the Quota System had Worked in Countries such as South Africa, Rwanda , Uganda and Burundi.

 

And Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the AU Ms. Susan Sikaneta said the African Union has Recognized the importance and Critical Role that Women Play in Development and to this Effect the Gender Department at the African Union Commission has made Strong Recommendations to the Ministers of Gender to ensure Gender Parity in All Appointments in decision Making Positions.

 

MAY 12, 2018

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