The National, Tuesday July 2nd, 2013
By ZACHERY PER
A WOMAN contesting a local level government presidential seat in Chimbu says a balanced political scene between men and women is needed.
Jenny Gonapa, who is contesting the Tabare local level government presidential seat in the Sinasina-Yongumugl district, said it was only fair for political power to be balanced between the two genders.
“Women are always the good managers and custodians of family units; who can comfortably manage the affairs and welfare of the people and address their needs,” she said.
“I urge voters to vote for women as they (voters) have three votes to cast under the Limited Preferential Voting (LPV) system.
“We are approaching a new millennium, it is about time that we exercise gender equality to allow men and women to have a balance of power.
“I am now running for the president’s seat, to be in the decision-making body of the district – the Joint District Budget and Priority Committee – to distribute equally to the people,” she said.
Gonapa said it would only be fair to give equal opportunity to women to be in the decision-making process of districts and provinces.
“I am confident that the people of Tabare LLG have changed for the better and will be giving chances to women candidates,” she said.