ONLY a FEMALE Presidential Candidate WILL do for WOMEN Movement IN ZAMBIA says NGOCC

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beatThe Non-Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has declared that it will rally behind a female candidate in the upcoming Presidential by-election.

Speaking at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday NGOCC Board Chairperson Beatrice Grillo appealed to all aspiring female presidential candidates to declare their candidature publicly.

Ms Grillo said women are the majority registered voters in the country who can usher in a female President by ensuring that they turn out and vote in numbers for a female candidate.

She explained that NGOCC has chosen to rally behind a woman candidate because women have a caring heart for the people.

Ms Grillo said just as women prudently manage their homes, they are aptly placed to manage better the affairs of the country for the benefit of all citizens.

She said it is unacceptable that 50 years after independence poverty levels have remained extremely high and that the status quo justifies calls for a female President.

Ms. Grillo appealed to women who are majority registered voters to turn out in numbers and vote for a female President.

Speaking at the same function Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Edith Nawakwi said Women in Zambia have always been ready for a Female President.

Ms Nawakwi said it is high time the nation rallied behind a female presidential candidate in the up-coming elections.