As one way of making sure more women are elected in the 21 May 2019 tripartite elections, Pan African Civic Educators Network (PACENET) has organized mobilization meetings in all the wards and constituencies where women have shown interest to contest.
On Wednesday, the organisation held a meeting at Chitala Primary school ground during in Salima North West Constituency where the incumbent MP who is also United Transformation Movement (UTM) party aspirant for May 2019 polls Jessie Kabwila was given a chance to sell her manifesto to the gathering.
In her speech, Kabwila advised parents not to encourage child marriages saying this put lives of a lot of young girls at risk because of child birth complications.
Kabwila further promised the gathering that if voted into power she will continue assisting needy learners with learning material such as exercise books.
The MP also encouraged the youth to go to school if they want to progress well and become productive people in the future.
“I will work with the youth tirelessly to make sure that we conserve the environment by planting more trees in the deforested areas and assure young people in my constituency that I will never use them for violence towards other contenders,” she said.
She then hailed PACENET for organizing mobilization meetings to boost female aspirants’ morale like herself saying this will help.
She also urged PACENET and other concerned organizations to assist the female aspirants with campaign materials such as T shirts with their face and posters.
Salima district has only two women who have shown interest to contest for parliamentary seats and more than 9 women aspirants vying as ward councillors.