The Cabinet and the Attorney-General have approved plans to extend indefinitely the women’s quota clause in order to empower women politically.
Legal, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyambi, said that the principles have been approved and are now waiting to be gazetted and debated in Parliament.
The principles have already been approved by Cabinet and the Attorney-General.
We are now awaiting gazetting so that they can be debated in Parliament.
Clause 124 of the Constitution which deals with the women’s quota, was set to expire at the end of the current parliamentary term in 2023.
The Constitution provides for the equal representation of women in the Legislature through the appointment of 60 non-constituency Members of Parliament.