Nominated individuals to fill women MPs quota not considered for Cabinet
It has appeared to be a case of a little bit too late to be considered for Cabinet posts for the 20 women that were on Thursday nominated by Members of Parliament (MP)s to fill the four regions’ women quota in Parliament.
With the Prime Minister having announced the new-look Cabinet yesterday, it became apparent that after being elected they will only settle for being backbenchers in the 11th Parliament.
MPs nominated at least 20 women to compete for the four positions in the four regions.
The nominations and consequently the elections are a Constitutional requirement in case the women elected into Parliament do not meet the required 30 per cent quota. MPs are then called upon to elect one from each region to bridge the gap in the House of Assembly.