Embrace women in politics, Kaoma resident
By Staff Reporter
A resident of Kaoma says it is shameful that none of the participating political parties in the just ended Mangango by-elections adopted female candidates.
And Western Province UPND chairperson Musangu Njamba said his party believed in gender equity.
Mwangala Chinoya told NewsDayZambia.com in a phone interview today that political parties to embrace women in the adoption processes in order to enhance democracy in the country.
“It is disappointing to note that all political parties that participated in the Mangango by-election could not adopt any woman,” she said.
Chinoya noted that most women have the interest to join politics, but did not have much support.
“It’s time women start participating in governance issues so as to improve the welfare if the country,” Chinoya said.
Meanwhile, Njamba said losing the Mangango by-Election did not mean that the adoption process was unfair.
“Losing a by-election to us does not mean that we did not adopt a female candidate, it’s about the wrong adoption in face of the people of Mangango,” he said. “It’s not that they did not agree with us because we did not adopt a female but the person we adopted was a bad choice to them”.
The Mangango by-election which was held on November 22, 2018 was won by PF’s Baldwin Putu.