The Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has blasted President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlement minister Perrance Shiri for their recent appointments which are said to be gender insensitive.
President Mnangagwa appointed 17 ambassadors whilst minister Shiri made appointments of the board of directors.
WCoZ said the appointments do not respect the national constitution which stipulates that there must be gender equality. The organisation said:
WCoZ calls Zimbabweans to uphold the Constitution of Zimbabwe to ensure gender equality across all leadership structures and processes at all levels.
Current trends reflect disregard for gender equality provisions and commitments that Zimbabwe is part of a national, regional and international level. Recently, the government of Zimbabwe made several board appointments, which disregard the spirit of the Constitution.
The minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Settlement made a total of 41 appointments of board of directors for parastatals in the Agriculture sector. Out of 41 appointments, nine are women and 32 are men. Recently, the head of State appointed 17 ambassadors, and of these only four are women.
This is a very disturbing development which reveals poor governance and lack of political will…
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