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Mundri East Commissioner calls on young women to join politics

Author: Baria Johnson | Published: Friday, March 3, 2023

Margaret Fozia, the Commissioner of Mundri East County. (Courtesy).

The commissioner of Mundri East County has called for the participation of more young women and girls in politics to achieve gender equality in governance.

Margret Fozia Emmanuel says it is important for girls to join their male counterparts in political discussions to raise issues related to gender parity and national issues.

In an exclusive interview with Eye Radio on Thursday, Fozia said politics is the only forum where women can raise their voice and be heard.

“If girls do not join and take part in political discussion like their male counterparts, they will never change this country, and they will never make an impact,” she said.

Margaret Fozia is the second woman commissioner out of 79 commissioners across the country.

“So, girls must find a way of coming to the table so that their issues can be discussed. This needs women and it is only women who can help in addressing the gender inequality issues.”

She also said most political parties are dominated by male youth with few young female representations.

“I have not seen a young girl now in any political position, it is not there, so we have the youth but they are male so the youth who are girls are not in these political positions.”

“The girls must join the political parties they must join the leagues and then they go on to discuss issues that affect their country and how they can contribute to the development of their country.”

“This is not just girls alone, It is only until women decided to participate in political activities and political decisions then we will be able to create an impact and we will be able to change.”










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