Zambia Women’s Lobby Group (ZWL) has expressed sadness at the Patriotic Front (PF) decision to bar the party’s aspiring candidates in the forthcoming elections from participating in electoral programs on ZNBC.
Lobby Group Chairperson Beauty Phiri told hot fm that is disheartening to also note that Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) candidates for parliamentary seats are failing to attend Muvi TV Race to parliament program which is now focused on Copperbelt aspirants.
Phiri said the move by some political parties shunning such programs is bad, adding that such is stopping female candidates from selling themselves and telling voters what they plan for the constituencies.
She said is sad to see political parties personalizing media houses as such is affecting the growth of democracy in the country.
Phiri further urged women to fight for and take the lead because if they continue paying allegiance when they are barred from attending programs by their leaders the fight to have females in decision making positions will be an exercise in futility.