Women parliamentarians on Saturday took time off their work and interacted with young women and girls in Mchinji where they also played netball.
The interaction which took place at Waliranji Primary School ground was part of the campaign aimed at keeping girls in schools.
Member of Parliament for Mchinji South Agness Mkusa Nkhoma said in an interview that they had decided to play netball to help motivate young women and girls to work hard in school.
Mkusankhoma said, “We wanted to tell the girl child and young women that we were once girls and encourage them that they have to equally work hard in school to be law makers like us as well as in decision making positions.”
She added, ” We do not want our school girls to be taken away with things that may distract them but instead work tirelessly to achieve their goals and aspirations.”
Speaking in a separate interview, Beyond Water district sales Representative, Charles Beni said they decided to engage the Mps so that they interact with the locals and share experience.
“We feel women are crucial on issues of water and we wanted to reach out to people who still drink water from unprotected sources and tell them that our pumps are reliable,” he said.
Coach for the hounarables’ team Ella Banda said it was high time young girls and women get motivated by working tirelessly to reach their desired goals instead of dropping out of school.
The women parliamentarians thrashed Waliranji Sisters by 9-2 baskets.
By KONDWANI KANDIADO