NGOCC SEES GENDER BIAS IN CRITICISM OF SPEAKER NELLY MUTTI

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NGOCC SEES GENDER BIAS IN CRITICISM OF SPEAKER NELLY MUTTI

By Rhodah Mvula

Non-Governmental Gender Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Chairperson Grace Sinkamba has spoken out about the criticism directed at the Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, over her stance on Patriotic Front factions.

Speaking during an appearance on Diamond Television’s Costa Programme, Ms. Sinkamba says the NGOCC felt compelled to express solidarity with Ms. Mutti due to the harassment she has faced from social media and opposition politicians.

Furthermore, Ms. Sinkamba raised the question of whether the nation’s reaction would have been different if the Speaker were a man, implying that gender may be influencing the public response to Ms. Mutti’s position.

Ms. Sinkamba’s comments shed light on the intersection of gender and politics, highlighting the challenges faced by women in positions of authority and the importance of addressing gender bias in public discourse.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Madam Grace Sinkamba, there is no harassment in criticizing the law breaker madam Mutti. Going against the constitution is an offence and speaker is not above the law. She is a potential candidate for prison once this administration leaves office.

  2. Ms G.Sinkamba reflect considerably on what the person you are defending has been exhibiting as a Speaker.If you,women will support fellow women for the sake of gender and not their performance then Zambia is headed for disaster.Where were you when Chushi Kasanda was being criticized left and right almost daily and her subsquent loss of her position ? Who ever criticized the late Irene Mambilima, MHSRIP,?She was an outstanding Chief Justice.Some pipo can be biased towards gender but majority Zambians are fair, especially non politicians.I personally have reservations about the way you approach the Speaker’s issue.Do you want pipo to condemn the deputy Speaker by virtue of his being a man ?Is that the way you see things, your perspective of seeing issues ? Terrible to imagine…to say the least..

    • You give the impression that you have no clue about parliamentary standing orders. Do you follow the conduct of the PF and 3 independent MPs (Katuta, Jay Jay, Munir)? There is no substance in their debates other than to try and rebate anything govt presents. They behave like hooligans. There are very few PF MPs who make constructive contributions to debates and their constituencies are thriving. Leave the NGOCC and Nellie Mutti alone. They are not your level; you are Jay Jay Banda, Munir Zulu and Given Katuta level and MP Mpika level.Fortunately when one is highly educated, they usually understand their job description and guidelines to follow in order to meet their key performance indicators; they are not easily broken by uneducated distractors.

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