As on way of encouraging women to take an active role in politics, Oxfarm in Malawi had a meeting with the cohort of the newly elected female Members of Parliament (MPs), in Lilongwe.

The fully Oxfam funded breakfast took place at Bingu International Conference Center (BICC).

Speaking during the breakfast, Oxfam in Malawi country Director Lingalireni Mihowa said the meeting was organized to celebrate the success women Caucus has registered more Female MPs in parliament in just ended elections.

She added that partners have been accorded an opportunity to have discusses with Women Caucus in parliament on how they could plan and implement various development programs in their constituencies on issues mostly affect women and girl child.

Speaking on the same occasion, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Mary Navicha acknowledged the milestone that the country has made history of having a female speaker in Parliament who would be assisted by the deputy speakers who include female second deputy speaker Aisha, Adams.

According to Navicha, it has not been an easy journey to make it in the august house as there was stiff competition in their areas.

Navicha also complimented the effort of Non-Governmental Organizations that are taking leading roles in supporting women in their political careers, urged them to continue.

“As a ministry, we appreciate the efforts of NGOs, I would like to call upon all stakeholders to support this cohort of women MPs so that together we can champion the social economic development of the country,” she said.

She then urged the newly MPs to be accountable to the people who elected them as they entrusted them as legible people to develop their areas.

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