The 50:50 Campaign Management Agency has advised female aspirants in Nkhotakota and Salima to focus on development issues during campaigns.
The agency’s gender and governance manager Gladys Nkhumwa Nthengwe said this in an interview after meeting female aspirants in the two districts on Wednesday.
“The women should focus on what they are going to do in their areas,” she said.
Nkhotakota South aspirant Khadija Sama Hamdani said people of the area asked her to represent them.
“There are a number of projects I want to undertake in the constituency. I want the people of Nkhotakota South to see change,” she said.
Hamdani, however, expressed concern that many women might not compete fairly with their male counterparts because of resource constraints.
Chitala Ward aspirant in Salima North West Esther Soko complained about violence that she has endured.
“When we were going to verify areas, some people nearly attacked us. We cannot cope with such incidences and they scare us away,” she said.
The 50:50 Campaign Management Agency also visited Kasungu and Mponela in Dowa on a similar mission.