Parliamentarians pledge to fight for female inmates

Members of Parliament have pledged to fight for the rights of the female inmates at Mukobeko Correctional facility in Kabwe.  Delivering a vote of thanks on behalf of the Parliamentarians, on Wednesday, 25th April, 2018, Member of Parliament for Kanyama Constituency, Mrs Elizabeth Phiri said much has to be done to improve the sanitation at the facility.  
Responding to female inmates who took the opportunity to present their concerns to the Parliamentarians, which included among others, the poor sanitary conditions at the facility and the limited cooking facilities, Mrs Phiri reiterated the need for health for all, regardless of the circumstances.  
During the tour, the inmates requested the Parliamentarians to provide a Top Star connected Television set to enable them follow the proceedings of the National Assembly.  “We want to be up to date with what is happening in our country by following the Parliamentary debates on television”, said one of the inmates.
The tour was part of the two day Sensitization Session under the Zambian Parliament/SADC Parliamentary Forum Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Governance (SRHR) Project that attracted about 30 Parliamentarians from the National Assembly of Zambia and a Member of Parliament from Lesotho.
The Project that is being implemented in seven SADC Member States, seeks to strengthen the capacity of Parliamentarians, especially Women Parliamentarians, to intervene, advocate and demonstrate leadership on specific SRHR issues in the SADC Region.