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Hostile environment stops women participation in politics – Mweetwa

Hostile environment stops women participation in politics – Mweetwa

By ANDREW MUKOMA
SOUTHERN Province Minister who is also UPND national spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has charged the political environment in the past has been too hostile for women to participate freely.
Mr Mweetwa has said that there was too much violence and insults hence limited numbers of women to participate in political activities.
Contributing to the Choma Business Forum on the involvement of women in politics and in decision making, Mr Mweetwa said that this scenario has contributed to the demotivation of women to get involved in politics.
“But more importantly, there are very few women holding party structure positions to determine who gets adopted,” he said
Mr Mweetwa said for instance Constituencies are always headed by men such as Constituency Chairman who Chairs meetings while chairlady is for Women mobilisation.
He disclosed that only Choma Constituency in Southern Province if not the whole country is headed by a female.
“We need to deal with this misnomer,” Mr Mweetwa said.

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