EU rues ‘minimal inclusion of women in parliament’

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By Isatou Jawara

The European Union Election Observation Mission has expressed disappoint over the poor number of Gambian women participating in the country’s political life.

Ms Jean Lambert, the head of delegation of the European Parliament Observer Mission to the Gambia told journalists at the Ocean Bay Hotel in Bakau: “While the percentage of women in cabinet is higher than in the National Assembly, there continues to be minimal inclusion of women in the political life in The Gambia”
“The Gambian women comprise less than ten percent of the membership of the outgoing National Assembly, while out of 20 contesters only 3 women were elected this time into parliament, comprising just 6 percent of the 53 elected members.”