Lusaka needs a female Mayor to develop – Saboi

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Lusaka needs a female Mayor if the city is to develop, opposition NDC Mayoral candidate in the Lusaka Mayoral by-election Saboi Imboela has charged.

Saboi the only female candidate vying for the seat says Zambia is insensitive in the issue of Gender and yet complains of underdeveloped.

She says though many female shun politics because of the political environment, she has availed herself for the job.

Saboi said this in statement where she outlined the outlook of women in leadership at local authority and National Assembly.

“In Zambia, out of 1,624 councillors, only 128 are women. Out of 156 Members of Parliament, only 30 are women and out of 114 council chairpersons and mayors, only 8 are women. Such glaring statistics in a country where women are actually more than men.

Women representation in our political leadership is not only a crisis but a scandal in this country. We are so gender insensitive and yet we cry at the underdevelopment of our country. How can we develop when the other sex is left out in the governance and development process of our country?

Yes many women fail to avail themselves for political leadership due to the insults and violence in our politics, among many things. BUT a few of us have braved the brutal Zambian political environment, and we are saying that we are ready, qualified and credible to take up some of these leadership positions. Lusaka needs a mother, Lusaka needs a woman, Vote Saboi Imboela as Lusaka mayor 2018 for credible, accountable and good governance of the greater city of Lusaka.”


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