BDP women lobby for 50% quota

Womandla: After Bulela Ditswe, BDP Womne’s wing will support women who are going to contest for the general election PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Womandla: After Bulela Ditswe, BDP Womne’s wing will support women who are going to contest for the general election PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women’s Wing is lobbying to get more women to show interest in contesting the party’s primary elections.

In an interview with Mmegi this week, the BDP Women’s Wing deputy chairperson, Veronica Lesole, said the hope is to have women occupy 50% of the seats contested in the primaries for both Parliament and council.

“We have deployees from the regions to encourage women to step up and show interest in contesting for elections. The problem is that women decry lack of finance as it is expensive to run for elections.

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