Newly elected parliamentarian for Ntcheu Bwanje north, Nancy Chaoola Mdoka has become the first district’s female legislator in decade.

Mdoka who was running for the position under an independent ticket said her May 21 tripartite elections victory did not come easy.

In her remarks Mdoka said it has been her dream to represent people of Ntcheu Bwanje North in parliament.

“It was not an easy fight. I thank God that I made it to parliament. It has been my wish to represent the people of Ntcheu Bwanje North,” said Mdoka.

Commenting on the matter District gender office for Ntcheu Phalless Chizule said Mdoka’s victory is for all women in the district citing that the female voices will now be heard.

Chizule added that the district have had no female legislator and ward councilors for the past 10 years.

“We have had no female MP or councilors for the past 10 years in all seven constituencies and 14 wards, a development that is not good for the district,” she said.

She added that they will do anything possible to support the women.

“Our office will do anything to support these women,” she said.

The last female parliamentarian the district had was Marjorie Ngauje who was legislator o Ntcheu Bwanje South constituency from 2005-2009.

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