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NGOCC praises PF and UPND for adopting women

General News NGOCC praises PF and UPND for adopting women

Mrs Sarah Longwe during the press briefing

The Non-Governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has congratulated the two major political parties the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) for adopting women as candidates in the forthcoming Chilanga Parliamentary by election slated for June 6th 2018.

The Patriotic Front has adopted Ms. Maria Langa while the UPND has adopted Ms. Charmaine Musonda as candidates for the by election.

In a press statement released to the media NGOCC chairperson Sara Longwe said the women’s movement have been deeply concerned by the systematic discrimination of women from participating in decision making, especially politics. Mrs Sara Longwe said the NGOCC is therefore elated that the two major political parties have adopted women as candidates.

She added that NGOCC is hopeful that the number of women will increase in Parliament after this By-Election.

Mrs Longwe called upon all the participating political parties to conduct issue-based politics, devoid of character assassination and violence as the campaigns kick-start in Chilanga. She said political parties should compete on the basis of ideologies and not character assassination or violence.

8 COMMENTS

    • I agree with …the catch word is women of excellence …… let us not hide in the name ” avoiding character assassination” .. we demand excellence , and Zambia i not short of such women.

  1. It depends on what one is excellent in. Excellency in cheating and murder only count in the UPND.

  2. Yes we need women who will show and practice Motherly, Peace Makers and show love of humility to all: I would like to thank ba mayo Ba Esther Lungu, Christine Kaseba – Sata full of motherly character and humility in their hearts. May Almighty God bless you and may He add more years to your lives.

  3. The behavior of the pf carders was so bad.I witnessed this in the afternoon as I was coming from chirundu and the so called men in uniform were watching

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