30pc council seats for women
GOVERNMENT has started putting systems in place to ensure at least 30 percent of all Local Government councillors are women.
From the next elections in 2023, 30 percent of seats in local authorities will be reserved for women and will be contested by female candidates.
This is in line with calls by women organisations for the Government to expedite gender representation equality in local authorities as well as the appointment of females in key positions in Government ministries.
Local Government and Public Works Minister July Moyo said President Mnangagwa noted that it was necessary to consider extending the women’s quota to councils and urged women councillors to equally develop and implement concrete strategies to realise their objectives.