Open Parly reports that only five female legislators excluding the Deputy Speaker officially spoke during Parliament’s Tuesday session.
This is in comparison to 20 male legislators in the National Assembly. This comes at a time when Mangwe legislator Obedingwa Mguni proposed the extension of Proportional Representation to beyond 10 years. The female legislators who spoke are Honourable Marian Chombo (Zvimba North), Ruth Labode (Proportional Representation, Lynette Karenyi (Proportional Representation), Rossy Mpofu (Proportional Representation) and Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (Proportional Representation).
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Open Parly also reports that this means only 25 legislators out of a possible 270 earned their sitting $75 allowances today the rest who were present were paid for coming sitting.
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