CILIC urges Malawians to vote for women

Civil Liberties Committee (CILIC) says voting more women into power in the May 20 tripartite elections is the first step to the country’s realization of quick development.

Executive Director for CILIC Emmie Chanika made the remarks during 50-50 campaign road shows which were conducted in Mulanje district.

The shows that deliberately targeted constituencies in which women are contesting with an aim of encouraging female aspirants in the district to stand steady during campaigns for the May 20 tripartite elections.

Chanika said the campaign would be deemed a success if the next parliament accommodates at least 30 percent of women.

She added that a random research that CILIC conducted in all the constituencies of the country revealed that constituencies that were represented by women in the past 5 years have realized sound community development as compared to many that were represented by men.

She attributed the women’s successes to what she called women’s passion to serve the interests of a group and not an individual.

Mulanje has nine constituencies and about 10 women are contesting for seats in a number of the constituencies.

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