My Running Mate Will Be A Woman – President Lungu.
President Edgar Lungu says his running mate in the August 11th General Elections will be a woman.
“Men will have no chance to be my running mates as long as I am president because even the constitution advises us to promote gender balance,” President Lungu said.
He has assured that he will not end what has been achieved so far in terms of appointing women to various leadership positions.
President Lungu has urged women to rise up now and make use of him as he stands ready to support them in the country.
President Lungu has also advised women to support and encourage one another.
The Head of State said this when he officiated at the patriotic front women sensitization fundraising breakfast in Lusaka this morning.
And speaking earlier, Vice President Inonge Wina urged women to use the opportunity that has been given to them by President Lungu to actualize their dreams of being present at the decision making table.
And PF Chairperson for Elections Jean Kapata explained that the women sensitization programme is aimed at enticing women to contest the coming elections on the PF ticket.
She has further warned that women should watch out for the women in the coming elections as they are preparing themselves to take part at various levels.
Many Zambian women have welcomed this initiative because it is the right thing to do.
“Women deserve to be empowered and be given vital roles to play in society. We equally work hard. Let us not be overlooked just because we are female. I am excited about this great move and I hope the girl child will be encouraged to be active in these various spheres,”said an excited female attendee.