Nkandu Luo adopted as President of the Women Parliamentary caucus

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 Nkandu Luo and  Margaret Mensah Williams at the IPU conference
Nkandu Luo and Margaret Mensah Williams at the IPU conference

Gender Minister Nkandu Luo has unanimously been adopted as President of the Women Parliamentary caucus at the on-going 134th Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference being held in Lusaka.

The portfolio entails Professor will preside over the affairs of women at the IPU.

And accepting the nomination, Professor Luo said Zambia has made tremendous strides in focusing and uplifting the status and profile of women in the country.

Professor Luo said women have for a long time being marginalized and left behind but the Zambian government under the PF administration is working round the clock to advance the women agenda.

The Minister noted that a strong child, sexual and reproductive health policy has been put in place in Zambia and enshrined in the amended constitution.

She said these strides are reflected in the numerous bills such as the Gender Equity bill, anti-GBV bill, marriage and child pieces of legation, demonstrating government’s resolve to address issues affecting the rights of women and girls in Zambia.

And Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini called for enhancing of women empowerment and participation in politics.

Dr. Matibini, who is also Zambian IPU President, said it is imperative that women and girls’ rights are respected and protected.

He urged parliaments the world over to place the promotion of gender equality and participation paramount on their agendas.

He said women are mostly affiliated with high poverty and illiteracy levels, sexual abuse, rape, defilement and terrorism therefore, which should not be acceptable in contemporary society.

Over 2,000 delegates are attending the 134th IPU general assembly being held in Lusaka under the theme “Rejuvenating Democracy; giving voice to the Youth”.

President Edgar Lungu is expected to grace the official opening of the IPU general assembly.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Dr Matibini …You say that when Just on you day that Nkadu Luo’s Party cadres stripped naked a UPND cadre and went on to further burn her clothes and wigs. That young lady is human just like you and you needed to condemn that act as a woman standing up for another womans rights …Shame Shame on you and your women colleagues in Parliament

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  2. The appropriate heading, which am SURE LT Have GOTTEN WRONG, should actually be ” Women’s Parliamentary CIRCUS!!” Comeon ba LT get your act right!!!!

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  3. Bane its good to be truthful even as we seek global recognition. I like Prof Luo, she is a very passionate woman for the causes she supports. But you, me and her all know that PF is not adopting her as a parliamentary candidate in Munali or anywhere else in Zambia; so how will she continue serving as president of the women fimo fimo after August elections? Do you need to be an MP to hold that position? Or she will use this new position to negotiate for the Munali nomination?

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  4. I thought she was adopted as running mate to Chagwa kikikikikikikikikiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Another useless position like always for this woman.

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