FORUS Pushes For 50-50 Women Representation in Government

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By Edward Makuzva

FORUS President, Irene Muyenziwa has challenged the government to accommodate 50-50 women representation in all governance systems.

Munyenziwa was speaking recently at the party’s manifesto launch in the capital, where she said her party is advocating for a gender-parity across all sectors in government

“As a party we are for a 50/50 women representation across all sectors in governance,”said Muyenziwa.

She also said her party would like to promote ‘the role of women, senior-citizens, disabled and the youth in our governance systems.
FORUS is targeting to restore social contract and independent state institutions.

“Restoration of the social contract, building strong and independent institutions, economic devolution and equal development, establishment of a consensus state, eliminating corruption at all levels of power, development and urbanization of rural areas and infrastructure transformation,” revealed Muyenziwa.

The opposition party says it commits to fighting corruption and poverty .

“The party will cultivate a transformational and servanthood leadership, selflessness and transparency, with zero tolerance to corruption to accelerate economic growth.
“It commits to fulfil, the war against poverty, unemployment, under-development, lack of opportunities and inequality”.

The businesswoman-cum-politician has been on a whirlwind tour of the country meeting various communities to hear their concerns.
The aspiring President added that her party ’s vision is that of a Sovereign Zimbabwe in which a democratic decision-making ‘order-maintaining’ state facilitates freedom of enterprising underpinned by the rule of law and property rights, to achieve transformation, justice, equality and prosperity for all.

She said FORUS is a liberal democratic party whose core values include:

Recognition of the importance of the liberation of Zimbabwe in laying the first step of the country; thus commits to a fresh and transformational leadership that will complete and finish the unfinished business of the liberation struggle.

The promotion of a democratic, transformative market economy where the regulatory role is to create a highly sophisticated and highly technologized society.

Freedom, equality and justice that enable individuals to pursue their own interests and Safeguarding of civil rights and liberties based on the observation and respect of the rule of law.

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