Nom­i­nated in­di­vid­u­als to fill women MPs quota not con­sid­ered for Cabi­net

Observer on Saturday - - News -

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.

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