President Edgar Lungu says his running mate in the August 11th General Elections will be a woman.
President Lungu says men will have no chance to be his running mate if he is still president citing that even the constitution has principles talking about gender balance.
He has assured that he will not end what has been achieved so far in terms of appointing women to various leadership positions.
The head of state has since urged women to rise up now and make use of him as he stands ready to support them in the country.
President Lungu has also advised women to do away with the pull her down syndrome but encourage each other.
President Lungu said this when he officiated at the patriotic front women sensitization fundraising breakfast in Lusaka this morning.
And speaking earlier, Vice President Inonge Wina has urged women to use the opportunity that has been given to them by President Lungu to actualize their dreams of being present at the decision making table.
Ms. Wina however points out that the women cannot make decisions alone but need men around thus it is important that they work together equally.
And PF Chairperson for Elections Jean Kapata explained that the women sensitization programme is aimed at enticing women to contest the coming elections on the PF ticket.
She has further warned that women should watch out for the women in the coming elections as they are preparing themselves to take part at various levels.