The Non Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has resolved to support Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi in the January 20th presidential election.
NGOCC Chairperson Sara Longwe in a statement issued today says this follows the resolution of the 18th General Assembly to support Ms Nawakwi as the only female candidate in the January 20, 2015 Presidential elections.
Ms Longwe says it has become abundantly clear that, Ms Nawakwi will be the only female Presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections, and that the NGOCC urges all well-meaning Zambians, especially women to support her candidature.
She says Ms. Nawakwi is an experienced and seasoned politician with over 20 years in politics, and is one of the founders of multi party democracy in Zambia, who has served in various portfolios.
Ms Longwe points that Ms Nawakwi has been a leader of one of the stable political parties in the country.
She states that at this critical moment that the country decides its fate for the next 50 years, it is time Zambians give a woman the chance to lead the nation.
Ms Longwe says Women are naturally compassionate, loving, caring and understand the complex needs of the community and indeed the country.
She says as a mother, the NGOCC believes that Ms Nawakwi will provide leadership that will accelerate the social economic development of the country.
Ms Longwe adds that it is also their strong view that once voted Ms Nawakwi will enhance development in education, infrastructure, and health standards.
She further states that Ms Nawakwi is highly committed to promoting national and local policies that address the socio-economic and political challenges facing women, children, and disadvantaged groups.
Ms Longwe says the NGOCC has no doubt that if voted into power on 20 January, 2015, Ms Nawakwi will be effective in promoting a honest government.
She has since urged Zambians to vote for the FDD leader in forthcoming presidential election.