By Our Reporter
The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has urged youth organizations under different political parties to reach out for the girl child interested in politics at an early stage especially at a lower levels of their education in order for them to become familiar with the things they can do as leaders.
The speaker says many girls are not sensitized enough about what roles they can play in the development of the country but if they are identified at a lower level through school clubs it can be a starting point to build more women in leadership positions especially in East African Region.
Speaker Kadaga revealed this while meeting a delegation of youth leaders in different political parties at parliament from The Republic of Tanzania where the youth told the speaker the challenge of shortage of women youth in politics and seeking guidance on how to close the gap.
The speaker advised that since girls are not as quick as boys in terms of making ends meet with money, they tend to find difficulties in funding yet politics and mobilization involves a lot funding therefore girls need a lot of support at this level in order for them to have an equal ground for them to start.
Meanwhile the speaker argued the youth leaders to focus on changing Africa, the social-economic status of the people, improve on infrastructures in Africa and tolerating each other’s political views since political parties act as vehicles to lead them to an end.